LCS(L)(3) 102

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3)
    Laid down January 13 1945 - Launched February 3 1945

  1. USS LCS(L)(3)-102
    Commissioned February 17 1945 - Decommissioned 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Redesignated Landing Ship Support Large (LSSL) February 28 1949

  2. JDS HIMAWARI (Japanese Naval Service)
    Transferred to Japan April 30 1953 and named
    Returned to U.S. custody April 18 1966

  3. HTMS NAKHA LSSL-751 (Thai Naval Service)
    Transferred to Thailand 1966 and renamed

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    Returned to U.S. custody as a floating museum ship at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1945)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image






Other Information

LCI(L)(3)-102 earned one battle star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 18-30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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