USS LCS(L)(3)-13, a 387-ton support landing craft, was built in at Newponset, Massachusetts, and commissioned in September 1944. She served in the Pacific during 1944-45 and was placed out of commission in June 1946. Reclassified LSSL-13 in 1949, she was reactivated in 1952 and loaned to Japan in June 1953. Under the name Oniyuri, she served in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force until June 1958, when she was returned to U.S. custody. She was disposed of as a target in the western Pacific in February 1959.
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Photo #: NH 85170
In San Francisco Bay, California, soon after the end of World War II. The Golden Gate bridge is in the left background.
Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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23 January 2000