LCS(L)(3) 53

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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 June 27 1944 - Launched August 22 1944

  1. USS LCS(L)(3)-53
    Commissioned September 30 1944 - Decommissioned (date unknown)
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Redesignated Landing Ship Support (Large) (LSS(L)) February 28 1949, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register (date unknown)
    Sold January 8 1952 to Learner Company, Alameda, CA for scrap

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.


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Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LCS(L)(3)-54 earned three battle stars for World War II service
* Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima February 19 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto March 18 to July 1945
* Minesweeping Operations Pacific
Formosa area, July 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (2-Iwo Jima, Okinawa) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Individual Awards...
Bronze Star (11- ENS. John Sterling, Jr., USNR, ENS. Stuart Robert Manegold, USNR, Robert Joseph Anderson SK3, Paul Emment DeMent S1/c, Kenneth Frank Hans S1/c Victor Deldon Klien F1/c, Charles Michael Manyak S1/c, George Thomas Opria S1/c, Roy Edwin Petty S1/c, Michael Romona Russo, Sr. S2/c, Wilmer Alvin Yaun, S2/c. Purple Heart Curtis G. Leonard S1/c Iwo Jima



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