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USS LSSL-105
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USS LCS(L)(3)-105 (1945 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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



USS LCS(L)(3)-105 was transferred to the Ryukyuan Coast Guard, to France and named RFS Framee, to Republic of South Vietnam and renamed RVNS No Than (HQ-225)

LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 27 January 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-105, 5 March 1945
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-105 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Five, CAPT. J. M. Mc Issac USN (23);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Fourteen;
    LCS(L)(3) Division Twenty-Eight;
  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-105 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 4 December 19455 December 1945 to 15 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, at Naval Station Astoria, OR., circa June 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Redesignated and Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-105, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to the Ryukyuan Coast Guard, 12 March 1952
  • Transferred to France, 28 December 1953, named RFS Framee
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to South Vietnam in 1957, renamed RFS No Than (HQ-225)
  • Renamed RFS Nguyen Van Tru in 1970
  • Final Disposition, sunk in South Vietnam, 30 July 1970
    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 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 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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    LCS(L)(3)-105 37k USS LCS(L)(3)-105, at Tsingtao, China, circa late 1945 to early 1946. National Association of
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    RVNS No Than (HQ-225)
    LCS(L)(3)-105 55k Ex-USS LCS(L)(3)-105 in South Vietnamese naval service as RVNS No Than (HQ-225) underway, late 1960, location unknown.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo.
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)(3)-105 59k RVNS No Than (HQ-225) underway, circa 1960, location unknown.
    Official Vietnamese Navy photo for "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.
    Robert Hurst
    LCS(L)(3)-105 95k RVNS No Than (HQ-225) at rest and dressed overall with flags in 1965, location unknown.
    Official Vietnamese Navy photo for "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1966-67 edition.
    Robert Hurst
    LCS(L) (3)-4/105 49k Ex-USS LCS(L)-4 in South Vietnamese naval service as RFS Le Trong Deim (HQ-226) docked, and RFS Nguyen Van Tru (HQ-225) underway at the navy docks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in June 1970.
    National Archives photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    History of LCS(L)(3)-105 as provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    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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