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USS LSSL-1
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USS LCS(L)(3)-1 (1944 - 1949)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Tango - Papa
NVTP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down 28 April 1944 at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched 15 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-1, 20 June 1944, LT. Townsend, W.K in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-1 served as a stateside training vessel
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large LSSL-1, 28 February 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Northern Metal Company, Philadelphia Pa. 21 November 1950 for $8,353
    Specifications:
    Displacement 250 t (lt), 387 t (fl)
    Length 158' o.a.
    Beam 23' 8"
    Draft
    5' 8" limiting and max draft
    loaded, 4' 9" fwd, 6' 6" aft
    Speed
    14.4 trial
    16.5k max at 650 shaft rpm
    14.5kts at 585 shaft rpm
    Armor 10-lb STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning tower
    Complement
    8 Officers
    70 Enlisted
    Endurance 5,500 miles at 12kts at 45" pitch (350 tons dspl.)
    Fuel/Stores
    635 Bbls Diesel (76 tons)
    10 tons fresh water
    6 tons lubrication oil
    8 tons provisions and stores at full load
    Fresh Water Capacity distill up to 1,000 gals. per day
    Armament
    bow gun, one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Propulsion
    2 quad packs of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines per shaft, BHP 1,600
    single General Motors Main Reduction Gears
    2 Diesel-drive 60Kw 450V. A. C. Ships Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers

    Specifications Sources:
    Ships' Data U.S. Naval Vessels, Navships 250-012, April 15 1945
    Baker, A.D. III. Allied Landing Craft of World War II, Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press, 1989. 47
    Lawley, George & Sons Corporation. Instructions for LCS(L)(3) Class
    Lawley, George & Sons Corporation. Original Plans of LCS(L)(3)

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    LCS(L) (3)-1 79k Artist's conception of USS LCS(L)(3)-1 as she appeared during World War II by the well known graphic illustrator John Barrett. His company, Navy Yard Associates offers, in addition to prints of LCS(L)s, many other navy types including most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your biography, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource. Navy Yard Associates
    LCS(L) (3)-1 942k Starboard broadside view of USS LCS(L)(3)-1 under way off the eastern seaboard during a training exercise, date unknown.
    US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Bill Gonyo
    LCS(L) (3)-1 81k USS LCS(L)(3)-1 under way during a training cruise in the Chesapeake Bay, date unknown. Wes Stone, Lusby, MD. -"In memory of the men of the USNATB, Solomons, MD."

    There is no history available for USS LCS(L)(3)-1 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Townsend, W. K.20 June 1944 - ?
    02LTjg. Bishkin, L. H.no dates
    03LTjg. Kermon, L. T.no dates

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Other Crew Contact and Reunion Information
    National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130, Inc.
    Dennis Steenbergen, Secretary
    7345 W. Lakeside Drive, Littleton, CO, 80125
    Phone 303-470-1187
    E-mail Dennis Steenbergen
    Additional Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130

    Additional Resources
    Rielly, Robin L. Mighty Midgets at War: The Saga of the LCS(L) Ships from Iwo Jima to Vietnam. Central Point, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2000. (ISBN 1-55571-522-2)
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