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Snake River LSMR-633


Snake River

(LSMR-633: dp. 1,084, 1. 206'3'', b. 34'6", dr. 7'2";
s. 12.6 k., cpl. 138, a. 1 6", 10 rkt., 4 40mm., 4 4.2~'m.;
cl. Elk River)

Snake River ( LSMR-633) was laid down on 9 June 1946 by Brown Shipbuilding Co, Inc., Houston, Tex.; launched on 14 July, and commissioned on 12 October Lt. Virgil C. Kester, USNR, in command.

Snake River sailed to Charleston, S.C., and began her shakedown cruise from there on 21 November. She was berthed there until early 1946 when she moved to Green Cove Springs, Fla., for inactivation. On 10 July, she was placed in reserve, out of commission, with the 16th Fleet. In 1968, the ship was found to be in excess to the needs of the Navy. Snake River was struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1968 and scrapped.