Smoky Hill River LSMR-631


Smoky Hill River

(LSMR-631: dp. 1,084, 1. 206'3", b. 34'6" dr. 7~2"
s. 12.6k.; cpl. 138, a. 16", 10 rkt., 440mm. 44.2"m.,
cl. Elk River)

Smoky Hill River (LSMR-631) was laid down on 2 June 1946 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston Tex., launched on 7 July, and commissioned on 26 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 1946. 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.