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USS LCS(L)(3)-107 (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 LSSL-107 was transferred to Japan and named JDS Yuri
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 3 February 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched 24 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)-107, 13 March 1945
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-107 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-107 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 5 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-107, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to Japan 14 January 1953, named JDS Yuri
  • Returned to US custody 24 March 1958
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    Armament bow gun, one single 3"/50 gun mount, additional guns 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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    LCS(L)(3)-107 102k USS LCS(L)-107 drydocked in the well deck of an LSD in December 1945, location unknown. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)(3)-107 110k USS LCS(L)-107 moored pierside, probably at Shanghai, China, circa 1945-46. National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)(3)-107 57k USS LCS(L)-107 underway on the Yangtze River, China, circa 1945-46. Bill English for his father Ltjg. Barney English USS LCS(L)-107 Gunnery Officer
    LCS(L)(3)-107 2356k USS LCS(L)-107 moored outboard of USS LCI(L)-88 which is tied up alongside two Japanese Imperial Navy submarines (probably IJN Submarine I-400 and IJN Submarine I-14). Both submarines were capable of launching aircraft.Photo was taken at Sasebo, Japan. in November 1945. John Grey

    There is no DANFS History currently available for USS LCS(L)(3)-107 at NavSource
    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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