Landing Craft Support LCS(L)(3)

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


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Sierra - Papa
NVSP
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines 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
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-10 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • 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
  • Final Disposition, sunk in South Vietnam, 2 October 1966
    Specifications:
    Displacement 250 t (lt), 387 t (fl)
    Length 158' 6" o.a.
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft loaded, 4' 9" fwd, 6' 6" aft
    Speed 16.5 kts. 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 6 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    Propulsion 8 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
    Endurance 5,500 miles at 12 kts. at 45" pitch (350 tons dspl.)
    Fuel/Stores
    76 tons fuel oil
    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 gun mount
    2 twin 40mms
    4 single 20mms
    4 .50 cal MGs
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Specifications Sources
    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)-10 64k USS LCS(L)(3)-10 crew photo, date and location unknown.
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    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.
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    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
    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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