USS LCS(L)(3)-102

The San Francisco area is no stranger to its warship museums and the USS LCS-102 is one of the top ones to see. The USS LCS(L)-102 is a landing craft support ship launched on February 3rd, 1945. This vessel was built for the United States Navy and saw service in the Battle of Okinawa. Landing craft support ships are specially designed vessels which could provide close support to landing craft and had more firepower than any other vessel per ton. The LCS(L)-102 is the only surviving vessel of her class. The LCS 102 is currently docked in Vallejo, California at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Visitors can be treated to full tours of the ship and as the museum describes it themselves, “from the pilot house down to the engine room.” The museum has been dedicating itself since 2007 to restoring the vessel back to its world war 2 configuration. After years of serving in the U.S. Navy, Japanese navy, and Thai navy this is no small task. The crew works tirelessly to meticulously present this museum ship and visitors won’t be left disappointed. As usual, visitors to the vessel should check the museum website for operating hours prior to traveling long distances.

Website: http://www.usslcs102.org/

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