LCS-102  and  YTL-434

Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3)   and   District Harbor Tug, Small

On August 18, 2012 LCS-102 was moved to this former location of USS Crescent City

Both USS LCS(L)(3) 102 and USS Crescent City took part in the invasion of Okinawa.

USS YTL 434 was seen later as shown above in November by this web page photographer; Mike McCullough

Ship  WEBSITE  -   Photos: LCS-12- OUTBOARD   COMPARTMENTS    -   YTL-434 "Eugene H"   

LCS(L)(3)-1 Class Landing Craft Support (Large)(Mark3):

Laid down:         13 January 1945, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR  Launched: 3 february 1945
Commissioned:    USS LCS(L)(3)-102, 17 February 1945.  Participated in campaign: Okinawa Gunto Operation
Decommissioned: In 1946; Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
Redesignated:      Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-102, 28 February 1949
Transferred:       To Japan, 30 April 1953, named JDS Himawari. Returned to US custody, 18 April 1966
Transferred:        To Thailand in 1966, renamed HTMS Nakha (LSSL-751)
Struck:                  From Naval Register, date unknown.
Displacement: 250 t (lt), 387 t (fl) Length: 158' 6"   Beam: 23' 3"  Draft:  4' 9" fwd, 6' 6" aft
Speed: 16.5 kts max   Armor: 10-lb STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning tower
Complement: 6 Officers, 65 Enlisted    Fresh Water Capacity: Distill up to 1,000 gals. per day
Propulsion:  8 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin propellers. Endurance: 5,500 miles at 12kts
Fuel/Stores: 76 tons fuel oil, 10 tons fresh water, 6 tons lubrication oil, 8 tons provisions and stores at full load
Armament:  [Two] twin 40mms AA gun mounts; [Four] single 20mms AA gun mounts;
                  [Four] .50 cal machine guns;  [Ten] MK7 rocket launchers

Gordon Stutrud poses next to twin gun.

The mooring location aerial view

From across the Strait

Arrangement before moving to location shown above

Past President of the Museum,  WAS FOUND after falling over board

Brought Home From Thailand         Itty-Bitty Warship to provide Mighty Big Fun
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