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Rainy River

(LSM(R)-521: displacement 1,289 (full load); length 211-5-; beam 34-5-; draft 9-9-; speed 12 knots; complement 140; armament 1 5-, 4 40mm., 8 20mm., 4 4.2- mortars, 10 5- rocket launchers; class LSM(R)-501)

A river in Minnesota.

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

Published: Wed Aug 26 09:13:39 EDT 2015