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USS LCS(L)(3)-1 (1944 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Tango - Papa
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
Displacement 250 t (lt), 387 t (fl)
Length 158' o.a.
Beam 23' 8"
5' 8" limiting and max draft
loaded, 4' 9" fwd, 6' 6" aft
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
Endurance 5,500 miles at 12kts at 45" pitch (350 tons dspl.)
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
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
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
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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||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
||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
||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
|01||LT. Townsend, W. K.||20 June 1944 - ?|
|02||LTjg. Bishkin, L. H.||no dates|
|03||LTjg. 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
E-mail Dennis Steenbergen
Additional Web Sites of Interest
National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
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)
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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