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Rainy River

 

A river in Minnesota.

 

(LSM(R) - 521: displacement 1,289 (full load); length 2115; beam 345; draft 99; speed 12 knots; complement 140; armament 1 5, 4 40mm., 8 20mm., 4 4.2 mortars, 10 5 rocket launchers; class LSM(R)-501)

 

LSM(R)-521 was laid down 5 May 1945 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, Tex., launched 9 June 1945; and commissioned 1 August l945, Lt. Abram E. Manell in command.

 

After shakedown and training operations, LSM(R)-521 entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in March 1946. Named Rainy River 1 October 1955, she was struck from the Navy list 1 October 1958, and sold in 1959.

 


16 September 2005