Author Topic: RPS Sulu (LF-49) - ex-USS LCS(L)(3)-96 / ex-RVN Nguyen Ngoc Long (HQ-230)  (Read 1506 times)


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

Laid down, 18 December 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR.
Launched, 6 January 1945
Commissioned USS LCS(L)(3)-96, 24 January 1945, LT. O. K. Franklin USNR in command
Decommissioned, date unknown
Redesignated and Landing Ship Support Large, USS LSSL-96, 28 February 1949
Transferred to Japan, 30 June 1953, named Shobu
Returned to US Navy custody, 28 April 1965
Transferred to South Vietnam, renamed RVNS Nguyen Ngoc Long (HQ-230)
With the fall of government of South Vietnam, Nguyen Ngoc Long escaped to the Philippines in 1975
Custody transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, renamed RPS Sulu (LF-49)
Struck from the US Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCS(L)(3)-96 earned one battle star for WWII service
Final Disposition, non-operational as of 1983, fate unknown



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