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USS LCS(L)(3)-10 (1944 - 1949)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal

USS LCS(L)(3)-10 was transferred to France, named RFS Javeline (L-9024), later to the Japanese Self-defense Force, renamed JSDFS Hinageshi and finally to South Vietnam, renamed RVNS Le Van Binh (HQ-227)
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 10 August 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 19 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-10, 10 September 1944, LT. A. C. Eldridge USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-10 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 campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and Capture of Southern Philippines, 4 February to 23 May 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-10, 28 February 1949
  • Reactivated and transferred (loaned) to France, 15 August 1950, named RFS Javeline (L-9024)
  • Returned to US custody in 1955
  • Transferred to Japan, 7 May 1956, renamed JSDFS Hinageshi
  • Transferred to South Vietnam, 15 September 1956, renamed Le Van Binh (HQ-227)
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-10 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sunk in South Vietnam, 2 October 1966
    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
    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
    6 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    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

    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)(3)-10
    LCS(L)(3)-10 80k Artist's conception of USS LCS(L)(3)-10 as she appeared during World War II by the well known graphic illustrator John Barrett. John Barrett
    104k The crew of USS LCS(L)(3)-10 fires white phosphorus shells from their 80mm trench mortar at Japanese forces in support of Philippine guerrilla operations at Dimasalang, Masbate Island, 14 March 1945.
    U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    Marc Levine
    LCS(L) (3)-10 64k USS LCS(L)(3)-10 crew photo, date and location unknown.
    US Navy Photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L) (3)-10/LCI(L)-363 137k USS LCS(L)(3)-10 and USS LCI(L)-363 as units of Task Group 70.4 in early 1945 supplying ammunition, food and supplies to guerrilla forces in northern Mindanao under the command of Col. W.W. Fertig USA.
    US Navy Photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L) (3)-11 41k USS LCS(L)(3)-10 to starboard of USS LCS(L)(3)-11 while at anchor, date and location unknown. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Le Van Binh (HQ-227)
    LCS(L) (3)-10 44k Ex-LCS(L)(3)-10 in South Vietnamese service as Le Van Binh (HQ-227), South Vietnam, date unknown. Dennis A. Steenbergen

    History of USS LCS(L)(3)-10 as provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Eldridge, A. C., USNR10 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
    Dennis Steenbergen, Secretary
    7345 W. Lakeside Drive, Littleton, CO, 80125
    Phone 303-470-1187
    E-mail Dennis Steenbergen
    Additional Pages and Web Sites of Interest
    Task Group 70.4 Summary Report
    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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