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Lost to enemy suicide plane attack, 12 April 1945

USS LCS(L)(3)-33


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory 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)-33, 27 September 1944
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-33 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Attack and occupation of Iwo Jima, 12 to 19 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Attack and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 1945

  • Final Disposition, sunk by Japanese kamikaze suicide planes attack, 12 April 1945 on Radar Picket Station # 1 off Okinawa
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-33 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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
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    LCS(L)(3)-51 11k LCS 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 Group Seven staff.
    LCS(L)(3)-51 24k LCS 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 Group Seven staff.
    LCS(L)(3)-33 31k USS LCS(L)(3)-33 underway, date and location unknown Hyperwar US Navy
    in World War II
    LCS(L)(3)-33 52k USS LCS(L)(3)-33 underway in the South Pacific, late 1944
    National Archives photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    There is no DANFS History currently available for USS LCS(L)(3)-33 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    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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