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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
  • 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

    Displacement 250 t (lt), 387 t (fl)
    Length 158' 6" o.a.
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft loaded, 4' 9" fwd, 6' 6" aft
    Speed 16.5k 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 6 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    Propulsion 8 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
    Endurance 5,500 miles at 12kts 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
    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
    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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    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)-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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