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USS LC(L)(3)-22 (1944 - 1949)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LCS(L)(3)-22 was transferred to the Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force, renamed JMSDFS Nogiku
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 13 September 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 22 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-22, 16 October 1944, LT. B. G. Brewster USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Three, CAPT. T.C. Aylward USN (23):
    LCS(L)(3) Group Eight, LCDR. E. C. Thomas USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Division Sixteen and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 25 June 1945
    Minesweeping Operations Pacific
    Tsushima Straits (Kyushu-Korea Area), 24 November to 4 December 1945

  • Following World War II USS USS LCS(L)(3)-22 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 26 November 194527 November 1945 to 15 January 1946
    8 to 11 November 194512 November to 6 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Support Large LSSL-22, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred, on loan, to Japan, 30 March 1953, renamed JMSDFS Nogiku
  • Returned to US custody, 6 August 1971
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-22 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    8 Officers
    70 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
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCS(L) (3)-22 220k Artist's conception of USS LCS(L)(3)-22 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
    LCIS(L)-22 18k USS LCS(L)(3)-22 off Guadalcanal, circa early 1945.
    Photo by Ed Castleberry
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCIS(L)-22 25k USS LCS(L)(3)-22 aground at Hoko-Ko, Pescadores Islands, 12 December 1945. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)-47 63k Left to right, USS LCS(L)(3)-23, USS LCS(L)(3)-46, USS LCS(L)(3)-47 and USS LCS(L)(3)-22 at Tsingtao, China, circa late 1945 early 1946 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Courtesy Ken Krayer
    LCIS(L)-22 70k USS LCS(L)(3)-22 under way, date and location unknown. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCIS(L)-22 74k USS LCS(L)(3)-22 under way, date and location unknown. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)-22 69k USS LCS(L)-22 under way, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II

    There is no history available for USS LCS(L)(3)-22 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Brewster, B. G., USNR16 October 1944 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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 Address:

    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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