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USS LCS(L)(3)-28 (1944 - 1949)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

USS LCS(L)(3)-28 was loaned to France, named RFS Pertuisane, returned and transferred to the Republic of China
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down 17 July 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR.
  • Launched 19 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-28, 8 September 1944, LT. R H. Bost USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-28 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 Two and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and Capture of Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 10 March 1945
    Borneo operations
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 29 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-28 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    3 September to 9 October 194510 October to 10 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Support Large USS LSSL-28, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to France, 15 August 1950, renamed RFS Pertuisane
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-28 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Returned to US custody, date unknown
  • Transferred to Taiwan for parts
  • Final Disposition,, scrapped in 1958
    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
    USS LCI(L)(3)-28
    LCIS(L)-28 69k Commercial Iron Works, builders completion photos, of USS LCS(L)(3)-28, 4 September 1944.
    National Archives
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCIS(L)-28 108k
    LCS(L)-47 63k LCS(L)s moored at Tsingtao, China, circa. late 1945 to early 1946. From inboard to outboard; USS LCS(L)(3)-29, USS LCS(L)(3)-46, USS LCS(L)(3)-47 and USS LCS(L)(3)-28. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Courtesy Ken Krayer
    LCS(L)-28/76/57 88k Homeward bound (right to left) USS LCS(L)(3)-28, USS LCS(L)(3)-76 and USSLCS(L)(3)-57 moored at Saipan, 25 December 1945 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Courtesy Ken Krayer
    RFS Pertuisane
    LCIS(L)-28 267k Ex-USS LCS(L)(3)-28 in French naval service as RFS Pertuisane. Ship and crew after an ambush 2 February 1954, on the river Day near Phat Diem (North Vietnam). Note the shrapnel marks on the hull and superstructure.
    Photos by Michel LaCointe RFS Pertuisane
    Georges Demichelis
    LCIS(L)-28 213k
    LCIS(L)-28 82k Catholic Vietnamese refugees fleeing the Bui Chu area of Indo-China wait to board RFS Pertuisane during the Passage to Freedom operation in October 1954.
    Photo by ECAD.
    Georges Demichelis

    There is no history available for USS LCS(L)(3)-28 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bost, R H., USNR9 September 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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