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"LCS(L)3" small amphibious fire support ships (LCS(L)1) (1945)


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  LCS(L)(3)45 1946

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No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LCS(L)(3)1, 2.1949- LSSL1     George Lawley, Neponset 4.1944 15.5.1944 6.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)2, 2.1949- LSSL2     George Lawley, Neponset 5.1944 10.6.1944 7.1944 to France 8.1950 (Arbaléte)
LCS(L)(3)3, 2.1949- LSSL3     George Lawley, Neponset 6.1944 5.7.1944 7.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)4, 2.1949- LSSL4     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 15.7.1944 8.1944 to France 8.1950 (Arquebuse)
LCS(L)(3)5     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 27.7.1944 8.1944 BU 6.1947
LCS(L)(3)6, 2.1949- LSSL6     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 3.8.1944 8.1944 BU 2.1951
LCS(L)(3)7     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 9.8.1944 8.1944 sunk 16.2.1945
LCS(L)(3)8     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 11.8.1944 8.1944 BU 11.1946
LCS(L)(3)9, 2.1949- LSSL9     George Lawley, Neponset 7.1944 8.1944 9.1944 to France 8.1950 (Hallebarde)
LCS(L)(3)10, 2.1949- LSSL10     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 19.8.1944 9.1944 to France 8.1950 (Javeline)
LCS(L)(3)11, 2.1949- LSSL11     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 22.8.1944 9.1944 BU 1950
LCS(L)(3)12, 2.1949- LSSL12     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 24.8.1944 9.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (せきちく [Sekichiku])
LCS(L)(3)13, 2.1949- LSSL13     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 26.8.1944 9.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (おにゆり [Oniyuri])
LCS(L)(3)14, 2.1949- LSSL14     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 28.8.1944 9.1944 to Japan 2.1953 (すみれ [Sumire])
LCS(L)(3)15     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 3.9.1944 9.1944 sunk 22.4.1945
LCS(L)(3)16, 2.1949- LSSL16     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 4.9.1944 9.1944 stricken 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)17, 2.1949- LSSL17     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 4.9.1944 9.1944 BU 1.1951
LCS(L)(3)18, 2.1949- LSSL18     George Lawley, Neponset 8.1944 6.9.1944 9.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (やまゆり [Yamayuri])
LCS(L)(3)19, 2.1949- LSSL19     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 11.9.1944 10.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)20, 2.1949- LSSL20     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 13.9.1944 10.1944 to Japan 7.1953 (ひめゆり [Himeyuri])
LCS(L)(3)21, 2.1949- LSSL21     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 20.9.1944 10.1944 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)22, 2.1949- LSSL22     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 22.9.1944 10.1944 to Japan 3.1953 (のぎく [Nogiku])
LCS(L)(3)23, 2.1949- LSSL23     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 29.9.1944 10.1944 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)24, 2.1949- LSSL24     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 1.10.1944 10.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (えぞぎく [Ezogiku])
LCS(L)(3)25, 2.1949- LSSL25     George Lawley, Neponset 9.1944 8.10.1944 10.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (すずらん [Suzuran])
LCS(L)(3)26     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 7.1944 13.8.1944 8.1944 sunk 16.2.1945
LCS(L)(3)27, 2.1949- LSSL27     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 7.1944 13.8.1944 8.1944 to Japan 4.1953 (あざみ [Azami])
LCS(L)(3)28, 2.1949- LSSL28     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 7.1944 19.8.1944 9.1944 to France 8.1950 (Pertuisane)
LCS(L)(3)29, 2.1949- LSSL29     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 7.1944 27.8.1944 9.1944 BU 1.1951
LCS(L)(3)30, 2.1949- LSSL30     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 7.1944 27.8.1944 9.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)31     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 2.9.1944 9.1944 BU 1.1947
LCS(L)(3)32, 2.1949- LSSL32     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 10.9.1944 9.1944 stricken 11.1950
LCS(L)(3)33     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 10.9.1944 9.1944 sunk 19.2.1945
LCS(L)(3)34, 2.1949- LSSL34     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 16.9.1944 9.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Alano)
LCS(L)(3)35, 2.1949- LSSL35     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 17.9.1944 10.1944 to France 3.1953 (Étendard)
LCS(L)(3)36, 2.1949- LSSL36     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 8.1944 17.9.1944 10.1944 BU 2.1951
LCS(L)(3)37     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 23.9.1944 10.1944 damaged 1945, never repaired
LCS(L)(3)38, 2.1949- LSSL38     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 1.10.1944 10.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Bracco)
LCS(L)(3)39     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 1.10.1944 10.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)40     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 7.10.1944 10.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)41     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 8.10.1944 10.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)42     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 8.10.1944 10.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)43     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 9.1944 14.10.1944 10.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)44     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 22.10.1944 11.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)45     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 22.10.1944 11.1944 sold 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)46     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 27.10.1944 11.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)47     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 29.10.1944 11.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)48     Albina, Portland 5.1944 7.7.1944 8.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)49     Albina, Portland 6.1944 20.7.1944 8.1944 sunk 16.2.1945
LCS(L)(3)50     Albina, Portland 6.1944 29.7.1944 9.1944 BU 10.1947
LCS(L)(3)51     Albina, Portland 6.1944 5.8.1944 9.1944 BU 9.1947
LCS(L)(3)52, 2.1949- LSSL52     Albina, Portland 6.1944 14.8.1944 9.1944 to Japan 7.1953 (ささゆり [Sasayuri])
LCS(L)(3)53, 2.1949- LSSL53     Albina, Portland 6.1944 22.8.1944 9.1944 BU 1.1952
LCS(L)(3)54, 2.1949- LSSL54     Albina, Portland 7.1944 5.9.1944 10.1944 to South Korea 10.1952 (보성만 [Boseongman])
LCS(L)(3)55, 2.1949- LSSL55     Albina, Portland 7.1944 2.9.1944 10.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)56, 2.1949- LSSL56     Albina, Portland 8.1944 7.9.1944 10.1944 to Taiwan 2.1954 (聯仁 [Lian Ren])
LCS(L)(3)57, 2.1949- LSSL57     Albina, Portland 8.1944 14.9.1944 10.1944 to Japan 1.1953 (きく [Kiku])
LCS(L)(3)58, 2.1949- LSSL58     Albina, Portland 8.1944 22.9.1944 11.1944 to Japan 7.1953 (すすき [Susuki])
LCS(L)(3)59, 2.1949- LSSL59     Albina, Portland 9.1944 2.10.1944 11.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)60, 2.1949- LSSL60     Albina, Portland 9.1944 7.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 9.1953 (けいとう [Keido])
LCS(L)(3)61, 2.1949- LSSL61     Albina, Portland 9.1944 14.10.1944 11.1944 BU 5.1951
LCS(L)(3)62, 2.1949- LSSL62     Albina, Portland 9.1944 23.10.1944 12.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Mastino)
LCS(L)(3)63, 2.1949- LSSL63     Albina, Portland 10.1944 2.11.1944 12.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Molosso)
LCS(L)(3)64, 2.1949- LSSL64     Albina, Portland 10.1944 7.11.1944 12.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Segugio)
LCS(L)(3)65, 2.1949- LSSL65     Albina, Portland 10.1944 14.11.1944 12.1944 to France 6.1958 (Oriflamme)
LCS(L)(3)66     Albina, Portland 10.1944 23.11.1944 1.1945 sold 1.1948
LCS(L)(3)67, 2.1949- LSSL67     Albina, Portland 11.1944 2.12.1944 1.1945 to Japan 7.1953 (かるかや [Karukaya])
LCS(L)(3)68, 2.1949- LSSL68     Albina, Portland 11.1944 7.12.1944 1.1945 to Japan 6.1953 (はまゆう [Hamayu])
LCS(L)(3)69, 2.1949- LSSL69     Albina, Portland 11.1944 14.12.1944 1.1945 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)70, 2.1949- LSSL70     Albina, Portland 11.1944 22.12.1944 1.1945 BU 1.1951
LCS(L)(3)71, 2.1949- LSSL71     Albina, Portland 12.1944 5.1.1945 2.1945 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)72, 2.1949- LSSL72     Albina, Portland 12.1944 8.1.1945 2.1945 to Japan 4.1953 (しらぎく [Shiragiku])
LCS(L)(3)73, 2.1949- LSSL73     Albina, Portland 12.1944 16.1.1945 2.1945 BU 1.1951
LCS(L)(3)74, 2.1949- LSSL74     Albina, Portland 12.1944 30.1.1945 2.1945 to Japan 9.1953 (すいせん [Suisen])
LCS(L)(3)75, 2.1949- LSSL75     Albina, Portland 1.1945 9.2.1945 3.1945 to Japan 2.1953 (ふじ [Fuji])
LCS(L)(3)76, 2.1949- LSSL76     Albina, Portland 1.1945 15.2.1945 3.1945 to Japan 4.1953 (かいどう [Kaido])
LCS(L)(3)77, 2.1949- LSSL77     Albina, Portland 1.1945 26.2.1945 3.1945 to South Korea 1.1952 (영흥만 [Yeongheungman])
LCS(L)(3)78, 2.1949- LSSL78     Albina, Portland 1.1945 28.2.1945 3.1945 to Japan 2.1953 (ばら [Bara])
LCS(L)(3)79, 2.1949- LSSL79     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 29.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 4.1953 (りんどう [Rindo])
LCS(L)(3)80, 2.1949- LSSL80     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 7.11.1944 11.1944 to France 8.1950 (Rapière)
LCS(L)(3)81, 2.1949- LSSL81     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 12.11.1944 11.1944 to Taiwan 2.1954 (聯智 [Lian Zhi])
LCS(L)(3)82, 2.1949- LSSL82     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 12.11.1944 11.1944 to Japan 3.1953 (やまぎく [Yamagiku])
LCS(L)(3)83, 2.1949- LSSL83     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 17.11.1944 11.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (ひなぎく [Hinagiku])
LCS(L)(3)84, 2.1949- LSSL84     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 19.11.1944 12.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (さわぎく [Sawagiku])
LCS(L)(3)85, 2.1949- LSSL85     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 10.1944 30.11.1944 12.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (つた [Tsuta])
LCS(L)(3)86, 2.1949- LSSL86     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 30.11.1944 12.1944 to South Korea 1952 (영일만 [Yeongilman])
LCS(L)(3)87, 2.1949- LSSL87     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 3.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 3.1953 (はまぎく [Hamagiku])
LCS(L)(3)88, 2.1949- LSSL88     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 3.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 4.1953 (あじさい [Ajisai])
LCS(L)(3)89, 2.1949- LSSL89     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 7.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (はす [Hasu])
LCS(L)(3)90, 2.1949- LSSL90     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 17.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (しだ [Shida])
LCS(L)(3)91, 2.1949- LSSL91     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 17.12.1944 1.1945 to South Korea 1952 (갱 화만 [Ganghwaman])
LCS(L)(3)92, 2.1949- LSSL92     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 11.1944 22.12.1944 1.1945 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)93, 2.1949- LSSL93     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 23.12.1944 1.1945 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)94, 2.1949- LSSL94     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 23.12.1944 1.1945 to Japan 5.1953 (すいれん [Suiren])
LCS(L)(3)95, 2.1949- LSSL95     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 3.1.1945 1.1945 to Taiwan 2.1954 (聯勇 [Lian Yong])
LCS(L)(3)96, 2.1949- LSSL96     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 6.1.1945 1.1945 to Japan 6.1953 (しょうぶ [Shobu])
LCS(L)(3)97, 2.1949- LSSL97     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 6.1.1945 1.1945 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)98, 2.1949- LSSL98     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 13.1.1945 2.1945 to Japan 3.1953 (あおい [Aoi])
LCS(L)(3)99, 2.1949- LSSL99     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 12.1944 13.1.1945 2.1945 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)100, 2.1949- LSSL100     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 27.1.1945 2.1945 to Japan 3.1953 (あかね [Akane])
LCS(L)(3)101, 2.1949- LSSL101     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 27.1.1945 2.1945 to Japan 4.1953 (つつじ [Tsutsuji])
LCS(L)(3)102, 2.1949- LSSL102     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 3.2.1945 2.1945 to Japan 4.1953 (ひまわり [Himawari])
LCS(L)(3)103, 2.1949- LSSL103     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 3.2.1945 2.1945 to Japan 9.1953 (やぐるま [Yaguruma])
LCS(L)(3)104, 2.1949- LSSL104     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 17.2.1945 2.1945 to Japan 1.1953 (らん [Ran])
LCS(L)(3)105, 2.1949- LSSL105     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 1.1945 17.2.1945 3.1945 to France 12.1953 (Framée)
LCS(L)(3)106, 2.1949- LSSL106     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 2.1945 24.2.1945 3.1945 to Japan 3.1953 (いそぎく [Isogiku])
LCS(L)(3)107, 2.1949- LSSL107     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 2.1945 24.2.1945 3.1945 to Japan 1.1953 (ゆり [Yuri])
LCS(L)(3)108, 2.1949- LSSL108     Commercial Iron Works, Portland 2.1945 10.3.1945 3.1945 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)109, 2.1949- LSSL109     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 10.10.1944 10.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (かんな [Kana])
LCS(L)(3)110, 2.1949- LSSL110     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 12.10.1944 10.1944 to Japan 3.1953 (ふよう [Fuyo])
LCS(L)(3)111, 2.1949- LSSL111     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 17.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 2.1953 (けし [Keshi])
LCS(L)(3)112, 2.1949- LSSL112     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 19.10.1944 11.1944 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)113, 2.1949- LSSL113     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 22.10.1944 11.1944 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)114, 2.1949- LSSL114     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 26.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 4.1953 (ひいらぎ [Hiiragi])
LCS(L)(3)115, 2.1949- LSSL115     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 28.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 2.1953 (あやめ [Ayame])
LCS(L)(3)116, 2.1949- LSSL116     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 30.10.1944 11.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (やまぶき [Yamabuki])
LCS(L)(3)117, 2.1949- LSSL117     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 4.11.1944 11.1944 BU 3.1951
LCS(L)(3)118, 2.1949- LSSL118     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 6.11.1944 11.1944 to Italy 7.1951 (Spinone)
LCS(L)(3)119, 2.1949- LSSL119     George Lawley, Neponset 10.1944 8.11.1944 11.1944 to Japan 7.1953 (ききょう [Kikyo])
LCS(L)(3)120, 2.1949- LSSL120     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 14.11.1944 11.1944 to Japan 4.1953 (いわぎく [Iwagiku])
LCS(L)(3)121, 2.1949- LSSL121     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 16.11.1944 12.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)122, 2.1949- LSSL122     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 18.11.1944 12.1944 BU 2.1951
LCS(L)(3)123     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 24.11.1944 12.1944 BU 8.1947
LCS(L)(3)124, 2.1949- LSSL124     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 27.11.1944 12.1944 BU 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)125, 2.1949- LSSL125     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 1.12.1944 12.1944 BU 5.1951
LCS(L)(3)126, 2.1949- LSSL126     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 5.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 5.1953 (れんげ [Renge])
LCS(L)(3)127     George Lawley, Neponset 11.1944 6.12.1944 12.1944 wrecked 5.3.1945
LCS(L)(3)128, 2.1949- LSSL128     George Lawley, Neponset 12.1944 9.12.1944 12.1944 stricken 12.1950
LCS(L)(3)129, 2.1949- LSSL129     George Lawley, Neponset 12.1944 13.12.1944 12.1944 to Japan 6.1953 (ぼたん [Botan])
LCS(L)(3)130, 2.1949- LSSL130     George Lawley, Neponset 12.1944 13.12.1944 1.1945 to Japan 1.1953 (はぎ [Hagi])


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

250

Displacement full, t

387

Length, m

46.6 wl 48.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.21

Draught, m

1.70 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

8 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2320

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 76

Endurance, nm(kts)

5500 (12)

Armament

LCS(L)1 - 10, 26 - 30, 41 - 50, 58 - 60, 79, 80, 90, 91: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 10 x 1 - 127 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCS(L)11 - 25, 31 - 40, 51 - 57, 61 - 66, 81 - 89, 109 - 124: 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 1 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 10 x 1 - 127 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCS(L)67 - 78, 92 - 108, 125 - 130: 3 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 10 x 1 - 127 Mk 7 rocket launchers

Electronic equipment

presumably SG or SU radar

Complement71


Standard scale images


<i>LCS(L)(3)100</i> 1945
LCS(L)(3)100 1945
LSSL56 1950
LSSL56 1950


Graphics


  <i>LCS(L)(3)45</i> 1946
  LCS(L)(3)45 1946


Project history

Fire support ships in hulls of LCI(L) class large infantry landing crafts, the further development of LCI(G). They had more powerful diesels and, as consequence, were faster. Some ships were armed instead of 76/50mm gun with the second twin 40/56mm Bofors.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

LCS(L)(3)7, LCS(L)(3)26 and LCS(L)(3)49 were sunk by Japanese explosive boats at Mariveles Harbor (Philippines) 16.2.1945, LCS(L)(3)15 was sunk by kamikaze off Okinawa 22.4.1945, LCS(L)(3)33 was sunk by Japanese coastal artillery (or by kamikaze) off Okinawa 12.4.1945. LCS(L)(3)127 ran aground off San Clemente Island (California) 5.3.1945.