Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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  • Boats-Ships--Amphibious Warfare Ships
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  • Ship History
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Pearl River

(LSMR-516: dp. 790; l. 206'3"; b. 34'6"; dr. 7'3"; s. 13 k.; cpl. 75; a 1 5", 4 40mm., 8 20mm., 4 4.2"m., 10 rkt.; cl. LSMR-401)

Pearl River (LSMR-516), a medium landing ship (rocket), originally designed as a LSM but redesignated 9 February 1945 as LSMR-516, was laid down by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex. 21 April 1945; launched 19 May 1945; and commissioned 20 July 1945, Lt. Clifford E. Baxter in command.

Before LSMR-516 completed shakedown, the war ended. Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, the ship participated in brief east coast type training exercises and inport periods devoted to upkeep.

LSMR-516 was assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, 18 December 1947, reporting at Green Cove Springs, Fla. 8 January 1948. She decommissioned and was placed in reserve 23 April 1948, remaining berthed at Green Cove Springs for the duration of her naval career. Named Pearl River 1 October 1955, LSMR-516 was struck from the Navy List 1 October 1958, and sold for scrap.

Published: Wed Aug 19 10:13:04 EDT 2015