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Republican River

(LSM(R)-523: 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)-401)

A river in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.

LSM(R)-523 was laid down 5 May 1945 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, Tex.; launched 9 June 1945; and delivered 10 August 1945. LSM(R)-523 entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in March 1946. Named Republican River on 1 October 1955, she was struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1960.


25 September 2005

Published: Thu Aug 27 08:55:32 EDT 2015