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  • February 05, 2019

    February 2019 Museum Newsletter

    by Dennis Steenbergen

    The February 2019 edition of “Underway” is now available.

    Click here to view the February 2019 Newsletter

  • December 17, 2018

    2019 Landing Craft Support Convention Announced!

    by Minh-Quan

    Latest news from the Landing Craft Support Museum Convention Committee - the 2019 LCS convention will take place in San Antonio, Texas from Tuesday, October 1st, to Saturday, October 5th.

    Click here to view the 2019 Convention Announcement

  • October 30, 2018

    October 2018 Museum Newsletter

    by Dennis Steenbergen

    The October 2018 edition of “Underway” is now available - learn more about recent drydocking efforts as well as the 2018 Landing Craft Support Convention that happened earlier this month.

    Click here to view the October 2018 Newsletter

  • October 30, 2018

    We're back - Landing Craft Support Museum Reopened!

    by Minh-Quan

    After returning from drydock and undergoing post-drydock repairs, the USS LCS-102 is again now fully open to visitors.

  • September 25, 2018

    2018 LCS Convention Starting Soon!

    by Minh-Quan

    The 2018 Landing Craft Support Convention in Washington, D.C. starts this week, running from Thursday, September 27th, to Monday, October 1st. As a reminder, the Convention will be taking place at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel.

    Contact Information for the Hotel is:
    13869 Park Center Road
    Herndon, VA 20171

    Find the information previously posted about the convention here:
    Link to convention announcement posted back in July

    Membership is NOT required to attend the convention - Family and Friends are always welcome!

  • June 30, 2018

    Official Drydocking Date Confirmed!

    by Minh-Quan

    After many delays and much anticipation, it has finally been announced that the USS LCS-102 will enter drydock on July 13th, 2018. Executive Officer Gordon Stutrud has received confirmation from the manager of the Mare Island Dry Docking Company, and it is estimated that the 102 will remain in drydock for around 50 days.

  • June 28, 2018

    June 2018 Museum Newsletter

    by Dennis Steenbergen

    With the 2018 LCS convention approaching quickly, be sure to check out this edition of the museum newsletter for more detailed information about the event, as well as more of the latest museum happenings.

    Click here to view the June 2018 Newsletter

  • 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:


    Dennis A. Steenbergen (Denny)


    Landing Craft Support Museum

  • March 13, 2018

    LCS-102 Heading for Drydock Next Month!

    by Minh-Quan

    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!

  • March 11, 2018

    March 2018 Museum Newsletter

    by Dennis Steenbergen

    The latest museum newsletter is now available - information about the 2018 convention and upcoming drydocking efforts can be found inside.

    Click here to view the March 2018 Newsletter

  • February 16, 2018

    2018 LCS Convention in Washington D.C. from September 27th to October 1st - Get ready!

    by Minh-Quan

    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.

    Click here to view the Official Convention Announcement

    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.

    Click here to view the Winter 2017 Newsletter

    Other published newsletters can be viewed on the “News & Events” page, and then by clicking the “Newsletters” button.

    You can also access the “Newsletters” page here

  • November 13, 2017

    11th Annual Lost Boats of Mare Island Ceremony

    by Minh-Quan

    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!

    by Minh-Quan

    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.

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