From Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. VI (1976), pp. 36

A river in New Jersey.

(LSM-540: dp. 1,095 (f.); l. 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-540 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.; launched in August 1945, and commissioned on 6 December 1945

LSM-540 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.