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USS LCI(L)-22 (1942 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - November - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 21 September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding, Camden, N.J.
Launched, 18 October 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-22, 8 December 1942
Succeeding Commanding Officer - LTjg Russell P. Sweet - June 1945 to June 1946
Redesignated Landing Craft Gunboat LCI(G)-22, 15 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-22 / LCI(G)-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater as a unit of LCI Flotilla 1 and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation of the Solomon Island
Consolidation of northern Solomon Islands. 18 December 1943, 28 April through 15 June 1944
|Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
|New Georgia Group operations
New Georgia, Rendova, Vanguau occupation, 30 June 1943
Vella Lavella occupation, 31 August, 15 August 1943
Balikpapan operations, 26 June to 7 July 1945
Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943
Following World War II USS LCI(G)-22) was assigned to China Service from 9 October to 11 November 1945
Decommissioned, in June 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 19 November 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-22 / LCI(G)-22 received five battle stars for WWII service
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5 1/2"
Beam 23' 3"
Draft Light 3'1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10"aft, Loaded, 5' 4" forward 5' 11" aft
Speed 16 kts (max.), 14 kts maximum continuous
LCI(L) Complement 3 Officers, 21 Enlisted
LCI(G) Complement 8 Officers, 85 Enlisted
LCI(L) Troop Capacity 6 Officers, 182 Enlisted
LCI(L) Cargo Capacity 75 tons
Armor 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower and pilot house
Endurance 4,000 miles at 12 kts, loaded, 500 miles at 15 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
four single 20mm gun mounts one forward, one amidship, two aft
two .50 cal machine guns
one 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount forward of the Conn.
two single 40mm AA gun mounts, one on the bow and one on the gun deck.
one 37mm gun mount on the fantail.
twelve 50 cal twin machine guns, six on each side forward of the conn on the main deck
one 81 mm mortar in a sand box aft of the pilot house
two 30 cal machine guns for fire direction; one on the conn and one on the main battery tub
Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||USS LCI(L)-22 underway after gunboat conversion in October 1943 during shakedown cruise off Noumea with Adm. W.F. Halsey aboard. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's 2006 calendar
||Submitted by Ardie Hunt, Photo courtesy Jim Poore RM2/c USS LCI(G)-22
||USS LCI(L)-22 drydocking in USS ABSD-1 at Guam seeking repairs to bomb damage, 14 March 1944.
Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", March 2010 issue.
||USS LCI(G)-22 underway in rough seas, date and location unknown.
||Submitted by Ardie Hunt, Photo courtesy Robert Seabury.
The history for USS LCI(L)-22 / LCI(G)-22 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 5 August 2011
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