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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:
    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    Borneo operations
    Balikpapan operations, 26 June to 7 July 1945
    Treasury-Bougainville operations
    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
    LCI(L) Armament
    four single 20mm gun mounts one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    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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    LCI(L)-22 71k 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
    LCI(L)-22 82k 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.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-22 62k 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
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