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USS LCS(L)(3)-130 (1945 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Personnel Awards

Silver Star - LT. William H. File Jr.

USS LSSL-130 transferred to Japan, named JDS Hagi
LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):
  • Laid down, 7 December 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 13 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-130, 2 January 1945, LT. William H. File Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-130 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Four, CDR. N. Phillips USN (24);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Thirteen, LCDR. R. L. Jackson USN
    LCS(L)(3) Division Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    3d Fleet operations against Japan, 10 July to 15 August 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCS(L)(3)-130 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 19 September to 1 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the US Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group.
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-130, 28 February 1949
  • Reactivated and transferred to Japan, 14 January 1953, named JDS Hagi
  • Transferred to Thailand, date unknown
  • Returned to US Navy custody 26 March 1958
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-130 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, destroyed as a target by gunfire 14 November 1958 at 34 degrees, 21 minutes, 8 seconds North latitude, 140 degrees, 21 minutes, 2 seconds East longitude in 1104 fathoms in the Sea of Japan.
    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
    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
    6 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    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 twin 40mm gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    2 quad packs of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines per shaft, 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:
    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)-130 56k USS LCS(L)(3)-130 beached, circa 1945 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCS(L)(3)-125 33k USS LCS(L)(3)-130 taking part in amphibious exercises, off Little Creek, VA, 19 August 1946 with at left LCS(L)(3)-125 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    502k Reactivation ceremony placing LSSL-130 in service at the Florida Reserve Group, Green Cove Springs, FL. circa December 1952-January 1953.
    Photo 1005013002 - Chaplain saying pray
    Photo 1005013003 - CAPT E. R. Sperry, Commander SubGroup Three, LT. William M. Welsh USNR, LTjg. J. R. Coleman USNR
    Photo 1005013004 - Saluting the raising of the National Ensign
    Photo 1005013005 - CAPT Chauncey Moore, USN Commander Florida Reserve Group, LT William M. Welsh, USNR Officer in Charge LSSL-130
    John Welsh for his father LT William M. Welsh, OinC LSSL-130

    USS LCS(L)(3)-130 history provided by the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. File Jr., William H., USNR2 January 1945 - ?
    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
    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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