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USS LSSL-101
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USS LCS(L)(3)-101 (1945 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


USS LSSL-101 was transferred Japan, named JDS Tsutsuji (L-9021), to South Vietnam, renamed RVNS Luu Phu Tho (HQ-229) and to the Philippines
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 6 January 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR.
  • Launched, 27 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-101, 13 February 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-101, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to Japan 30 April 1953, named JDS Tsutsuji
  • Returned to US custody 28 April 1965, transferred to South Vietnam, renamed RVNS Luu Phu Tho (HQ-229)
  • Escaped from South Vietnam to Philippines in 1975
  • Custody transferred to the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, non-operational, used for spare parts by the Philippine navy
    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
    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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    USS LCS(L)(3)-101
    LCS(L) (3)-101 261k USS LCS(L)-101 outboard of USS LCS(L)(3)-25 moored, probably at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR. in April 1946, while being prepared for lay up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, at Astoria, OR. Jack Harper
    JDS Tsutsuji
    LCS(L)(3)-101 79k JDS Tsutsuji arriving in Japanese waters after transfer from the United States in 1953
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    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    There is no DANFS History currently available for USS LCS(L)(3)-101 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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