USS Raritan III

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Raritan III

(LSM-540: dp. 1,095 (f.); 1. 203'6"; b. 34'6", dr. 8'4", s. 12 k.
cpl. 59; a. 2 40mm., 8 20mm.; cl. LSM-1)

The third Raritan was laid down 10 May 1945 as LSM-640 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.; launched in August 1945, and commissioned on 6 December 1945

LSM-640 was placed out of commission in March 1946 and berthed at Green Cove Springs, Fla., as a unit of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned in August 1957, she was homeported at Miami, Fla. She was named Raritan 14 October 1959, but was decommissioned at Norfolk 1 December 1959 and was struck from the Navy list 1 January 1960.