May 03, 2018
LPD-29 named in honor of LCS-122 Captain Richard M. McCool Jr.
by Dennis Steenbergen
It’s Official! A happy event today…Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced today (05/02/18) the naming of a modern amphibious warship in honor of the World War II Captain of LCS 122 Richard M. McCool, Jr. The Board of Directors and many hard working Landing Craft Support Museum Members take pride in this announcement. We received word from Dr. Christopher Lehman yesterday.
Dr. Lehman has been spearheading this effort for months. Many others has been working for years to bring this event to fruition. Like Captain Edward W. Molzan USN (Ret). Capt. Molzan has been working on this for years. Sending letters, and making phone calls to McCool family members and many other ranking US Government Officials. We thank Capt. Molzan for his hard work.
I also want to personally thank our friend the honorable Dr. Christopher Lehman. Chris has been relentless in his pursuit to have a ship named in Honor of Richard M. McCool.
My congratulations to the family of Richard M. McCool Jr. and all the LCS sailors that went to War so long ago to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today. The USS Richard M. McCool (LPD-29) will stand as a lasting monument for all.
Please read Secretary Spencer’s press release, found at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105395
Dennis A. Steenbergen (Denny)
Landing Craft Support Museum
March 13, 2018
LCS-102 Heading for Drydock Next Month!
It’s confirmed: the USS LCS-102 will be drydocked sometime in the middle of April for much needed repairs to insure watertight integrity. Crew members and the manager of the Mare Island Dry Docking Company have met aboard the ship to discuss what needed to be done. Further details are still to be released - stay tuned!
February 16, 2018
2018 LCS Convention in Washington D.C. from September 27th to October 1st - Get ready!
The event we’ve all been waiting for - the Landing Craft Support Museum’s 5th Annual Convention will be held this year in our nation’s capital at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. See the following link for further details.
NOTE - The sign-up sheet for the convention will be posted in a later announcement when it is ready.
January 11, 2018
Latest LCS Museum Newsletter - Winter 2017
by Dennis Steenbergen
The latest Landing Craft Support Museum Newsletter has now been posted.
Other published newsletters can be viewed on the “News & Events” page, and then by clicking the “Newsletters” button.
November 13, 2017
11th Annual Lost Boats of Mare Island Ceremony
On Sunday, November 12th, the Mare Island Heritage Trust conducted a public memorial event at the site of the USS LCS-102. The ceremony was held in remembrance of Mare Island-built submarines, and the members of their crews, lost during World War II.
Source: Article by the Daily Republic
September 15, 2017
New Museum Website!
Welcome to the new website of the Landing Craft Support Museum! Check back for updates. This new design aims to be mobile-friendly, and more accessible.