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USS LCS(L)(3)-8


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Sierra - Lima
NVSL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Individual Awards

1 Silver Star - 1 Bronze Star - 4 Purple Hearts

LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 28 July 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 11 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-8, 31 August 1944, LTjg. Bert R. Durkee D-V(S) USNR, in command
  • During World War II LCS(L)(3)-8 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla One, CAPT. R.E.Arison USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Group One, LCDR W. I. Hunt, USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Division One and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Manila Bay - Bicol operation
    Zambales - Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Mariveles - Corregidor, 14 to 15 February 1945
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 13 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 24 June to 4 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Supporting Minesweeping operations, San Bernadino Straits
    27 February to 1 March 1945 and 1 to 3 April 1945
    Ticao - Burias, 3 to 10 March 1945
    Legaspi Harbor, Bicol Peninsula, Luzon, 1 April 1945
    .
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-8 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, to Dulien Steel Products, Seattle, WA., 14 November 1946
    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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    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    The History of LCS(L)(3)-8 as provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Durkee, Bert R., USNR31 August 1944 - 16 September 1944
    02ENS. Daniel Jr., Royal, T., USN16 September 1944 - ?

    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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