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USS LSSL-32
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USS LCS(L)(3)-32 (1944 - 1949)


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Romeo - Sierra
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal


LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 14 August 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR.
  • Launched 10 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-32, 23 September 1944, LT. J. M. Evans USN in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-32 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Three, CAPT. T.C. Aylward USN (23);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Seven, LCDR. E. P. Stone USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Division Thirteen and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 26 February 1945
    Minesweeping Pacific, 21 November to 15 December 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto 1 April to 6 July 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-32 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    19 September to 25 October 194531 October 1946 to 20 January 1946

  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large USS LSSL-32, 28 February 1949
  • Decommissioned, 18 May 1950
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 November 1950
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-32 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 13 December 1950, to Southwest Steel Corp., Memphis, TN. for $7,313.12
    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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    LCS(L)(3)-51 11k LCS(L) Group Seven at Pearl Harbor prior to deployment to Iwo Jima, circa December 1944-January 1945. From left to right:
    USS LCS(L)(3)-35
    USS LCS(L)(3)-34
    USS LCS(L)(3)-51
    USS LCS(L)(3)-32
    USS LCS(L)(3)-56
    USS LCS(L)(3)-55
    USS LCS(L)(3)-33
    USS LCS(L)(3)-5?
    USS LCS(L)(3)-53
    and Group flag ship USS LCS(L)(3)-31.
    Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis, USS LCS(L)(3)-31 and LCS(L) Group Seven staff.
    LCS(L)(3)-51 24k LCS(L) Group Seven at Pearl Harbor prior to deployment to Iwo Jima, circa December 1944-January 1945. From left to right:
    USS LCS(L)(3)-51
    USS LCS(L)(3)-32
    USS LCS(L)(3)-56
    USS LCS(L)(3)-55
    USS LCS(L)(3)-33
    USS LCS(L)(3)-5?
    USS LCS(L)(3)-53
    and Group flag ship USS LCS(L)(3)-31.
    Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis, USS LCS(L)(3)-31 and LCS(L) Group Seven staff.
    LCS(L)(3)-32 37k USS LCS(L)(3)-32 off Iwo Jima, February 1945 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)(3)-32 44k USS LCS(L)(3)-32 in Kirun Harbor, Taiwan, 21 November 1945 Submitted to the National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130 by Joseph Wiskotoni
    LCS(L)(3)-32 53k USS LCS(L)(3)-32 in Whangpoo River, at Shanghai, China, 10 January 1946 Submitted to the National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130 by Joseph Wiskotoni

    The History for USS LCS(L)(3)-32 is provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Evans J. M., USN23 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: augustad@juno.com

    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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