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USS LCS(L)(3)-64 (1944 - 1949)

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

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

USS LSSL-64 was transferred to Italy and renamed Segugio (L9855)

LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 9 October 1944, at Albina Engine and Machine Works Inc., Portland OR.
  • Launched, 7 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-64, 18 December 1944, LT. Charles W. Fogg USNR in command
  • During World War II, USS LCI(L)(3)-64 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Four, CDR. N. Phillips USN (24);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Twelve, LCDR. B. D. Voegelin USNR;
    LCS(L)(3) Division Twenty-One and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 10 July 1945
  • Decommissioned in May 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large LSSL-64, 28 February 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-64 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to Italy in 1953, renamed ITS Segugio (L9855)
  • Final Disposition, scrapped by the Italian Navy in 1983
    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:
    Ships' Data U.S. Naval Vessels, Navships 250-012, April 15 1945
    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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    USS LCS(L)(3)-64
    LCS(L)-64 77k USS LCS(L)-64 launching ceremony 7 November 1944, Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G 394905, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)-64,86,87 64k USS LCS(L)(3)-64, moored outboard of USS LCS(L)(3)-86, and USS LCS(L)(3)-87 at Yokosuka, Japan, fall 1945 Leonard D Nelson to the
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)-64 34k USS LCS(L)-64 moored, date and location unknown. Dennis A. Steenbergen, Secretary National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)-64 86k USS LCS(L)-64 partial crew group, date and location unknown. Dennis A. Steenbergen, Secretary National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Segugio (L9855)
    LCS(L)-64 44k EX-USS LSSL-64 in Italian Naval service as Segugio (L9855), underway, circa 1957, location unknown.
    Official Italian Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1958-59".
    Robert Hurst

    The History of USS LCS(L)(3)-64 as provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Fogg, Charles W., USNR18 December 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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