USS LSM-397, a 520-ton medium landing ship, was built at Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina. Commissioned in July 1945, she served with the Atlantic Fleet for her entire Navy career, initially with the Amphibious Force. She was reassigned to the Service Force in about May 1954. LSM-397 decommissioned in February 1958 and was sold in May 1958.
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Photo #: NH 97108
USNS General A.W. Greely (T-AP-141)
Amid the ice at Thule, Greenland, during Operation "Blue Jay", 19 July 1951.
USS LSM-397 is alongside.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Military Sealift Command collection at the Naval Historical Center.
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In addition to the image presented above, the National Archives appears to hold at least one other view of USS LSM-397. The following list features this image:
The image listed below is NOT in the
Naval Historical Center's collections.
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USS LSM-397 amid sea ice in North Star Bay, Thule, Greenland, during Operation "Blue Jay", 19 July 1951. The original caption describes this ice as "medium glacial block ice".
Port broadside surface view, taken by J.J. Hopkins of Combat Photo Group Two.
Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The image listed in this box is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
20 November 1999