LSM 380

In Astoria, Oregon the MS Salvage Chief (formarly USS LSM 380) a WWII era Landing Ship Medium has been converted into a salvage ship by Fred Devine Diving and Salvage. Her conning tower has been refitted in a more modern design. However, older photos will show that she retained the basic shape of an LSM until the 1980's. This vessel has quite a history in her own right as a salvage ship.

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The USS LSM 380 in her original wartime configuration.
She was involved in operations in the South Pacific.

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The Salvage Chief in the 1980's. Notice that the orginal conning tower has been romoved,
and replaced with a contemporary bridge.

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