Landing Craft, Support (Large) - LCS(L)

Most recent update: May 4, 2015.


A total of 130 Landing Craft, Support (Large), or LCS(L)s, were built in WWII, by 3 shipyards.  The basic design was 158 feet in length overall and 250 tons in light displacement.  The history of this class and of the individual ships is excellently told in "Mighty Midgets at War", by Robin L. Rielly, published by Hellgate Press and available on amazon.com.

Type # Shipbuilder Location FY Delivery Disposition
LCS(L) 1 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 20-Jun-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 2 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 19-Jul-44 To France 1950 as Arbalete (L 9021), to Vietnam 1954 as No Than (HQ 225), to Taiwan 1957 for scrapping
LCS(L) 3 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 31-Jul-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 4 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 11-Aug-44 To France 1950 as Arquebuse (L 9022), to Vietnam 1955 as Linh Kiem (HQ 226), later renamed Le Trong Deim, sunk 1970
LCS(L) 5 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 21-Aug-44 Scrapped 1947
LCS(L) 6 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 27-Aug-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 7 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 29-Aug-44 Sunk at Mariveles 1945
LCS(L) 8 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 31-Aug-44 Scrapped 1946 
LCS(L) 9 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 6-Sep-44 To France 1950 as Hallebarde (L 9023), returned 1955, to Japan 1956 as Asagao, to Vietnam 1965 as Doan Ngoc Tang (HQ 228), to the Philippines 1975 as La Union (LF 50), scrapped in the 1980s
LCS(L) 10 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 10Sep-44 To France 1950 as Javeline (L 9024), returned 1955, to Japan 1956 as Hinageshi, to Vietnam 1965 as Le Van Binh (HQ 227), sunk 1966
LCS(L) 11 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 13-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950  
LCS(L) 12 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 17-Sep-44 To Japan 1953 as Sekichiku, returned 1958, sunk as target 1959
LCS(L) 13 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 21-Sep-44 To Japan 1953 as Oniyuri, returned 1958, sunk as target 1959
LCS(L) 14 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 23-Sep-44 To Japan 1953 as Sumire, returned 1975
LCS(L) 15 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 26-Sep-44 Sunk at Okinawa 1945
LCS(L) 16 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 28-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 17 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 30Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 18 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 30-Sep-44 To Japan 1953 as Yamayuri, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 19 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 7-Oct-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 20 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 10-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Himeyuri, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 21 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 14-Oct-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 22 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 16-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Nogiku, returned 1971
LCS(L) 23 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 18-Oct-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 24 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 20-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Ezogiku, returned 1959
LCS(L) 25 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 24-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Suzuran, returned 1958, sunk as target 1959
LCS(L) 26 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 26-Aug-44 Sunk at Mariveles 1945
LCS(L) 27 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 31-Aug-44 To Japan 1953 as Azami, returned 1976
LCS(L) 28 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 8-Sep-44 To France 1950 as Pertuisane (L 9025), to Taiwan 1957, scrapped 1958
LCS(L) 29 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 12-Sep-44 Scrapped 1951
LCS(L) 30 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 16-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 31 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 20-Sep-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 32 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 23-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 33 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 27-Sep-44 Sunk at Okinawa 1945
LCS(L) 34 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 30-Sep-44 To Italy 1951 as Mastino (L 9853), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 35 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 3-Oct-44 To France 1954 as Etendard (L 9026), returned 1957, to Greece 1957 as Plotarkhis Ulachavas, discarded 1976
LCS(L) 36 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 4-Oct-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 37 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 10-Oct-44 Damaged at Okinawa 1945 and destroyed 1946
LCS(L) 38 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 13-Oct-44 To Italy 1951 as Spinone (L 9856), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 39 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 16-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 40 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 20-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 41 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 24-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 42 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 26-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 43 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 30-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 44 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 2-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 45 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 6-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 46 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 9-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 47 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 13-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 48 Albina EW Portland OR 44 26-Aug-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 49 Albina EW Portland OR 44 31-Aug-44 Sunk at Mariveles 1945
LCS(L) 50 Albina EW Portland OR 44 11-Sep-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 51 Albina EW Portland OR 44 16-Sep-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 52 Albina EW Portland OR 44 23-Sep-44 To Japan 1953 as Sasayuri, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 53 Albina EW Portland OR 44 30-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 54 Albina EW Portland OR 44 9-Oct-44 To Ryukyu 1952, to Korea 1952 as Po Song Man, decommissioned 1958 
LCS(L) 55 Albina EW Portland OR 44 16-Oct-44 Scrapped 1950  
LCS(L) 56 Albina EW Portland OR 44 23-Oct-44 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Yung, struck in the 1970s
LCS(L) 57 Albina EW Portland OR 44 30-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Kiku, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 58 Albina EW Portland OR 44 6-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Susuki, returned 1959
LCS(L) 59 Albina EW Portland OR 44 14-Nov-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 60 Albina EW Portland OR 44 22-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Keido, returned 1958
LCS(L) 61 Albina EW Portland OR 44 29-Nov-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 62 Albina EW Portland OR 44 4-Dec-44 To Italy 1951 as Bracco (L 9852), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 63 Albina EW Portland OR 44 11-Dec-44 To Italy 1951 as Segugio (L 9855), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 64 Albina EW Portland OR 44 18-Dec-44 To Italy 1951 as Molosso (L 9854), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 65 Albina EW Portland OR 44 26-Dec-44 To France 1954 as Oriflamme (L 9020), returned 1956, to Greece 1958 as Plotharkhis Maridakis, sold 1976
LCS(L) 66 Albina EW Portland OR 44 2-Jan-45 Scrapped 1946 
LCS(L) 67 Albina EW Portland OR 44 8-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Karukaya, returned 1958, sunk as target 1959
LCS(L) 68 Albina EW Portland OR 44 15-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Hamayu, to the Philippines 1975, not commissioned
LCS(L) 69 Albina EW Portland OR 44 22-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 70 Albina EW Portland OR 44 29-Jan-45 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 71 Albina EW Portland OR 44 5-Feb-45 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 72 Albina EW Portland OR 44 14-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Shiragiku, returned 1972
LCS(L) 73 Albina EW Portland OR 44 19-Feb-45 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 74 Albina EW Portland OR 44 26-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Suisen, returned 1958
LCS(L) 75 Albina EW Portland OR 44 6-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Fuji, returned 1971, scrapped 1972
LCS(L) 76 Albina EW Portland OR 44 12-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Kaido, returned 1969
LCS(L) 77 Albina EW Portland OR 44 19-Mar-45 To Korea 1952 as Yung Huang Man, decommissioned 1960
LCS(L) 78 Albina EW Portland OR 44 26-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Bara, returned 1976
LCS(L) 79 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 20-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Rindo, returned 1976
LCS(L) 80 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 21-Nov-44 To France 1950 as Rapiere (L 9026), returned 1955, to Japan 1956 as Nadeshiko, returned 1963
LCS(L) 81 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 24-Nov-44 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Chih, struck 1971
LCS(L) 82 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 27-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Yamagiku, returned 1971
LCS(L) 83 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 30-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Hinagiku, returned 1959
LCS(L) 84 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 4-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Swagiku, returned 1959
LCS(L) 85 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 9-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Tsuta, returned 1959
LCS(L) 86 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 14-Dec-44 To Korea 1952 as Yong Il Man, decommissioned 1962
LCS(L) 87 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 18-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hamagiku, struck 1967, to the Philippines 1975 for parts
LCS(L) 88 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 22-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Ajisai, returned 1964, to the Philippines 1975, not commissioned
LCS(L) 89 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 27-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hasu, returned 1959
LCS(L) 90 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 30-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Shida, returned 1959
LCS(L) 91 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 4-Jan-45 To Korea 1952 as Kang Hwa Man, decommissioned 1960
LCS(L) 92 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 8-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 93 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 13-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 94 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 16-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Suiren, returned 1969
LCS(L) 95 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 20-Jan-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Jen, scrapped 1971
LCS(L) 96 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 24-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Shobu, returned 1965, to Vietnam 1965 as Nguyen Ngoc Long (HQ 230), to the Philippines 1975 as Sulu, decommissioned 1983
LCS(L) 97 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 29-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 98 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 2-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Aoi, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 99 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 5-Feb-45 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 100 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 9-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Akane, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
LCS(L) 101 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 13-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Tsutsuji, returned 1965, to Vietnam 1965 as Luu Phu Tho (HQ 229), to the Philippines 1975
LCS(L) 102 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 17-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Himawari, returned 1966, to Thailand 1966 as Nakha, returned to U.S. 2007, to Mare Island as memorial
LCS(L) 103 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 24-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Yaguruma, returned 1958
LCS(L) 104 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 28-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Ran, returned 1959
LCS(L) 105 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 5-Mar-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to France 1953 as Framee (L 9024), to Vietnam 1957 as No Than (HQ 225), renamed Nguyen Van Tru 1970, sunk 1970
LCS(L) 106 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 9-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Isogiku, returned 1975
LCS(L) 107 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 13-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Yuri, returned 1958
LCS(L) 108 Commercial IW Portland OR 44 22-Mar-45 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 109 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 26-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Kanna, returned 1958
LCS(L) 110 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 29-Oct-44 To Japan 1953 as Fuyo, returned 1971
LCS(L) 111 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 3-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Keshi, returned 1970
LCS(L) 112 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 6-Nov-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 113 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 9-Nov-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 114 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 12-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Hiiragi, returned 1966
LCS(L) 115 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 14-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Ayame, returned 1966
LCS(L) 116 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 17-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Yamabuki, returned 1959
LCS(L) 117 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 19-Nov-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 118 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 23-Nov-44 To Italy 1951 as Alano (L 9851), scrapped 1983
LCS(L) 119 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 27-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Kikyo, returned 1958, sunk as target 1959
LCS(L) 120 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 29-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Iwagiku, returned 1971
LCS(L) 121 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 1-Dec-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 122 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 8-Dec-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 123 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 11-Dec-44 Scrapped 1947 
LCS(L) 124 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 14-Dec-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 125 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 17-Dec-44 Scrapped 1951 
LCS(L) 126 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 20-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Renge, returned 1958
LCS(L) 127 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 26-Dec-44 Grounded off San Clemente Island 1945 and scrapped
LCS(L) 128 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 29-Dec-44 Scrapped 1950 
LCS(L) 129 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 31-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Botan, returned 1965, to Vietnam 1966 as Nguyen Duc Bong (HQ 231), to the Philippines 1975 as Camarines Sur (LF 48), struck 1989
LCS(L) 130 Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 44 3-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Hagi, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958