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USS LCS(L)(3)-122) (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)
Congressional Medal of Honor - LT. McCool, Commanding Officer
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
Laid down, 9 November 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched, 18 November 1944
Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-122, 8 December 1944, LT. Richard M. McCool Jr. USN in command
During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-122 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Four, CDR. N. Phillips, USN (24);
LCS(L)(3) Group Ten, LCDR. J. A. Dodson, USN (37);
LCS(L)(3) Division Twenty and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 May to 22 June 1945
Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-122 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 10 February 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-122, 28 February 1949
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCS(L)(3)-121 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to J. C. Berkwit and Co., New York NY, 23 February 1951 for $8,444,44
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
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
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 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
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
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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||USS LCS(L)(3)-122 alongside USS William D. Porter (DD-579) while off Okinawa, 10 June 1945, after taking off survivors as William D Porter sinks from a near-miss by a Japanese "Kamikaze" suicide plane.
US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
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USS LCS(L) 1-130
||USS William D. Porter (DD-579), sinking after she was near-missed by a "Kamikaze" suicide aircraft off Okinawa, 10 June 1945. USS LCS(L)(3)-122 is standing by.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-490027 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||83k||USS William D. Porter (DD-579) sinking after she was near-missed by a "Kamikaze" suicide aircraft off Okinawa, 10 June 1945. USS LCS(L)(3)-86 and probably LCS(L)(3)-122 are alongside, taking off her crew. Though not actually hit by the enemy plane, William D. Porter received fatal underwater damage from the near-by explosion.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-490024 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||Front and back of the Medal of Honor medallion given by the family of LT. Richard M. McCool, USN Jr., Commanding Officer USS LCS(L)(3)-122 to Bill Mason.
Lieutenant Richard Miles McCool, Jr. United States Navy Medal of Honor Citation
The History of LCS(L)(3)-122 provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
|01||LT. McCool Jr., Richard M., USN||8 December 1944 - ?|
|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
E-mail Dennis Steenbergen
Additional Web Sites of Interest
National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
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)
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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