LSM(R) 525

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LSM(R)-501 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
    Keel Laid May 19 1945 - Launched June 16 1945

  1. USS LSM(R)-525
    Commissioned August 15 1945 - Decommissioned March 28 1946
    Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
    Recommissioned September 16 1950

  2. USS ST. FRANCIS RIVER LSM(R)-525
    Named October 1 1955
    Decommissioned November 21 1955
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Recommissioned September 18 1965

  3. USS ST. FRANCIS RIVER LFR-525
    Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR) January 1 1969
    Decommissioned April 17 1970

    Struck from Naval Register April 17 1970
    Sold November 1970 to Nissho-Iwai American Corp, Sasebo, Japan for scrap
ST FRANCIS RIVER PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
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NO LSM(R)-525 / ST. FRANCIS RIVER POSTMARKS
AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Other Information

ST. FRANCIS RIVER LSMR-525 / LFR-525 earned three battle stars for Korean War service and ten campaign stars for Vietnam War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (5-6 January 1967, 30 October 1968) - Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (3) - Vietnam Service Medal (10) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (14) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Individual Awards...
Silver Star - Commanding Officer, July 17 1951 Wonsan Harbor, North Korea

 


 

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