Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Smoky Hill River

(LSMR-531: dp. 1,084; l. 206'3"; b. 34'6"; dr. 7'2"; s. 12.6k.; cpl. 138; a. 15", 10 rkt, 440mm., 44.2"m.; cl. Elk River)

A river in central Kansas.

Smoky Hill River (LSMR-531) was laid down on 2 June 1945 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, Tex.; launched on 7 July; and commissioned on 25 September, Lt. James W. Macky in command.

Smoky Hill River sailed from Houston to Galveston, then to Charleston, S.C., for yard availability. She conducted her shakedown cruise from 1 November to 7 December 1945. While at Little Creek, Va., she received orders, on 8 January 1946, to proceed to Green Cove Springs, Fla., for inactivation. In March, she joined the 16th Fleet and was decommisisoned.

Smoky Hill River was struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1973 and subsequently scrapped.

Published: Thu Sep 10 09:54:27 EDT 2015