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Lamoille River

(LSMR-512; dp. 790; l. 206'; b. 35-; dr. 8'; s. 13 k.; cpl. 147; a. 1 5", 4 40mm., 8 20mm., 4 4.2" m.; 20 rkt.; cl. LSMR-401)

A river in northern Vermont which empties into Lake Champlain.

Lamoille River (LSMR-512) was laid down as LSMR-512 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex., 7 April 1945; launched 5 May 1945; and commissioned 5 July 1945, Lt. R. W. Langworthy in command.

After shakedown in Chesapeake Bay, LSMR-512 sailed through the St. Lawrence River for Navy Day celebrations at Bay City, Mich., then returned for exercises off the Virginia Capes. From 1946 to 1955, LSMR-512 performed tactical exercises off the east coast, engaged in squadron maneuvers in the Caribbean, and sailed for cold weather operations in the North Atlantic off Labrador.

During the years of the Korean conflict, she engaged in intensive exercises along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean training officers and enlisted men for service in the Asian turmoil. LSMR-512 continued various training operations following the Korean conflict and on 1 October 1955 was named Lamoille River. She decommissioned at Orange, Tex., 5 December 1955, and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. At present she is berthed at Norfolk.

Published: Tue Jul 28 22:13:41 EDT 2015