USS Carronade (IFS-1), 1956. Carronade fires a salvo of rockets during a recent amphibious training operation off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. The Carronade, a new type of navy ship, was designed to replace the LSMR (Medium Landing Ship, Rocket), which was employed during World War II to give close-in fire support to troops ashore. The latest improvements in shipboard habitability have been incorporated in the design of the vessel. Photograph released May 4, 1956. Official DOD Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Also at the National Archives as USN 709597. (2015/02/25).