LCS= Landing Craft Support (a total 130 of these were built )
Maximum speed 16.5 Knots
Compliment 65 Enlisted, 6 Officers
Eight 6-71 Detroit Diesel Engines, 4 per shaft, Twin Variable Pitch Props
Two 6-71 Detroit Diesel Generators 60 KW for Ships Power
Armament One 3"/50Cal. Dual Purpose Gun, Two Twin 40mm, Four Single 20mm, Four Single 50Cal., Ten MK7 Rocket Launchers
Special Thanks to:
Sunshade Awning Co. of Concord,Ca. for the discounted Bunk Canvases.
George F. Fiske Jr. for donating the WWII Radios for our Radio Room.
The Victory Store in Vallejo for the discounted 40mm Ammo Boxes.
The USS Pampanito for the PMD 40MM Manual Copy.
Graphic Reproduction in Concord for the discounted Blueprint copies.
This ship was built in 1945 at Commercial Ironworks in Portland, Oregon, it is the only one that exists today. It is 158 ft. in length, and has a 23 ft. beam. Draft is 4'-9" forward, and 6'-6" aft.
The ship is located at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Take the causeway across the channel at Tennesee St. then the first left at Nimitz, then left again at A St. This is just at building 387. You will see the ship ahead.
You may visit the ship on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM We are also there most Tues. and Thurs.
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