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    First combat use was Iwo Jima
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    They were built in three different yards but primarily at the George Lawley & Son (Neponset, Massachusetts).
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    First "combat use" or first combat use by "Marines"?

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    LCS(L)3 ships, ("Mighty Midgets")? http://www.calexplornia.com/a-three-...y-midget-ship/ It's located at Mare Island in the SF Bay Area

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    Dazed,

    You are correct.

    Turkey Fan, my research showed it's first use in combat was at Iwo. Was unaware of any use by Marines. Now if you are talking about the British version it was actually a different configuration. Same principle, different vessel.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Craft_Support

    I was always intrigued by them as the majority were built in the old Lawley Ship Yard (now a private marina) at the beach I used to swim at as a boy in Dorchester Bay.
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    The Officer in the jaunty chapeau. 1.) Who is he? 2.) He commanded the same ship twice. Each time it was a first? Hint the ship he commanded began at the same spot the LCS Yankee Dollar ended upName:  Jaunty Chapeau.png
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    The first time this officer commanded this ship, it was electrifying, but not like traveling to Jupiter or anything. The second time it altered the shape of the craft. He would require a second set of shoes as a result of it.

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    Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves (November 20, 1872 – March 25, 1948) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who was an early and important supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation. Though a battleship officer during his early career, he became known as the "Father of Carrier Aviation" for his role in integrating aircraft carriers into the Fleet as a major part of the Navy's attack capabilities.

    Reeves retired in the mid-1930s but was recalled to active duty during World War II to serve in high-level staff positions within the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. He retired again in December 1946 with the rank of full admiral.

    He was the first captain of the USS Jupiter. In April 1913, Commander Reeves assumed command of the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3), the Navy's first electrically propelled vessel. The ship was recommissioned in 1922 as USS Langley (CV-1), the Navy's first aircraft carrier.

    Upon completing his tour at the War College, Captain Reeves decided to enter the new world of Naval Aviation. In order to hold a command post, however, he needed to receive aviation training. Like other older officers—notably, RADM William A. Moffett, Chief of the Navy's new Bureau of Aeronautics—Reeves qualified as a "Naval Aviation Observer" rather than as a "Naval Aviator" (i.e., a pilot). He received his qualification in 1925, and assumed the post of Commander, Aircraft Squadron, Battle Fleet. Though a captain by rank, his position as squadron commander permitted him to fly a commodore's pennant. His flagship was the experimental carrier USS Langley—his old ship, Jupiter, modified for aviation operations. The second set of shoes.

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    In the 1980's what US Fortune 100 company owned the world 6th largest submarine fleet?

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