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USS LCS(L)(3)-67 (1945 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Uniform - Kilo
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-67 was transferred to Japan named Karukaya

LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 2 November 1944, at Albina Engine and Machine Works Inc., Portland OR.
  • Launched, 2 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-67, 8 January 1945, LT. J. R. Bullock USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-67 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-Three, and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-67 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 15 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large USS LSSL-67, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to Japan, 29 July 1953, renamed Karukaya
  • Returned to US custody, 29 August 1958
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-67 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, recommended for use as a target, sunk by rockets and bombs in May 1959
    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
    6 Officers
    65 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 twin 40mm 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCS(L)-93/95/67/89/81 87k USS LCS(L)(3)-93, USS LCS(L)(3)-95, USS LCS(L)(3)-67, USS LCS(L)(3)-89, and USS LCS(L)(3)-81, moored pierside at Yokosuka, Japan, circa late-1945. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    , courtesy Allen R Selfridge
    LSM-371 87k USS LSM-371 drydocked at Kure Shipyard, circa February 1946, note the 18.1 inch Japanese naval cannon loaded in the ship's well deck. Also present aft of USS LSM-371 are USS LSM-382 and USS LSM-255, an unidentified LSM to starboard and USS LCS(L)(3)-67, stern view, forward of USS LSM-371. Yu Chu photo, courtesy William C. Voigt Jr. CO LSM-371
    LSM-371 176k USS LSM-371 and USS LCS(L)(3)-67 in the shipyard at Kure Japan, circa February 1946. Yu Chu photo, courtesy William C. Voigt Jr. CO LSM-371
    LCS(L)-67 45k USS LCS(L)(3)-67 on maneuvers, with other LCS(L)(3)s, circa mid-1945. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Courtesy Robert Blyth

    The History of LCS(L)(3)-67 as provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bullock, J. R., USNR5 January 1945 - ?
    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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