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USS LSSL-24
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USS LC(L)(3)-24 (1944 - 1949)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Romeo- Charlie
NVRC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


USS LCS(L)(3)-24 transferred in the Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force, named JMSDFS Ezogiku
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 23 September 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Newponset, MA.
  • Launched, 1 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-24, 20 October 1944, LT. W. A. Russell USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-24 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Three, CAPT. T.C. Aylward USN (23);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Nine, LT. B. A. Thiakield USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Division Seventeen and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 25 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS USS LCS(L)(3)-24 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    20 September to 27 October 1945
    1311 November t0 19 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, LSSL-24, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred, on loan, to Japan, 30 May 1953, renamed JMSDFS Ezogiku
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-24 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Returned to US custody, 31 March 1959
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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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    There is no history available for USS LCS(L)(3)-24 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Russell, W. A., USNR20 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 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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