LMS(R)-519 moored in Troy/Albany N.Y. on 27 October 1945
|Builder:||Brown Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||28 April 1945|
|Launched:||2 June 1945|
|Commissioned:||28 July 1945|
|Renamed:||USS Powder River, 1 October 1955|
|Struck:||1 October 1958|
|Class and type:||LSM(R)-501-class landing ship medium|
|Displacement:||1,084 long tons (1,101 t)|
|Length:||206 ft 3 in (62.87 m)|
|Beam:||34 ft 6 in (10.52 m)|
|Draft:||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) mean|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
She was originally projected as LSM-519 and was laid down on 28 April 1945 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., in Houston, Texas. She was launched on 2 June 1945 and commissioned on 28 July, Lt. John W. Mitchell in command.
Following preliminary shakedown off Galveston, Texas, LSM(R)–519, steamed to Charleston, South Carolina, thence to Little Creek, Virginia, for completion of training. On 23 October she departed Little Creek for Troy, New York, where she conducted Navy Day activities.
By 1 November she was back in the tidewater area and on the 5th she sailed south. She arrived at the St. Johns River Florida Reserve Berthing Area on 9 November.
In March 1946 she was decommissioned. Renamed the Powder River on 1 October 1955, after the Powder River in Wyoming and Montana. The LSM(R) remained in the Florida Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet until struck from the Navy List on 1 October 1958.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of USS LSM(R)-519 at NavSource Naval History
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