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USS LCI(L)-36 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Quebec - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp)

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down 15 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched 5 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-36, 11 February 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-36 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January, 27 to 29 January, 3 February, and 8 February 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
    Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of southern France 15 August to 12 September 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Craft (Guns) LCI(G)-36, 16 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck form the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-36 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 December 1946, fate unknown
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10"aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward 5' 11" aft
    6 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 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 guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-36 135k USS LCI(L)-36 beached while landing troops, date and location unknown. This photograph is from the cover of the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2002 calendar Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-36 138k USS LCI(L)-36 during the invasion of southern France. This photo was taken from the .50 cal machine gun tub of PT-309 during the invasion of southern France and shows the barrel and flash hider of the .50 cal mg in the foreground and a DUKW and LCI(L)-36 in the background. Photo is from the collection of Bill Pleasants CO PT-309 Jerry Gilmartin
    LCI(L)-36 142k USS LCI(L)-36 and USS LCI(L)-191 landing troops, 15 August 1944, during the invasion of southern France.
    US Navy photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter, "Elsie Item", March 2018 issue
    Artie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-36 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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    Last Updated 30 March 2018