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USS LCI(L)-37


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Juliet - Victor
NZJV
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 17 October 1943, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 30 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-37, 11 February 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-37 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, 15 July 1943 West coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings
    21 to 22 and 24 to 26 January
    29 January to 3 February
    7 to 8 February and 12 to 21 February
    27 February to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 12 September 1944>

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-37 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 5 June 1947, for disposal, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    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
    Complement
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    Armament
    five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse
    on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

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    LCI(L)-1 61k USS LCI(L)-37 beached, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett for Raymond "Fuggy" Faggiano MoMM3/c USS LCI(L)-37
    LCI(L)-1 123k USS LCI(L)-37 beached while loading Prisoners of War, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett for Raymond "Fuggy" Faggiano MoMM3/c USS LCI(L)-37
    LCI(L)-1 119k USS LCI(L)-37 clothes washing machine powered by a recycled Italian motorcycle motor. Glenn Burnett for Raymond "Fuggy" Faggiano MoMM3/c USS LCI(L)-37
    LCI(L)-1 273k USS LCI(L)-37 crew photo. Ed Burnett is in the center back row, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett in honor of his Father Charles "Ed" Burnett SM3/cUSS LCI(L)-37.
    LCI(L)-1 322k Partial USS LCI(L)-37 crew photo, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett in honor of his Father Charles "Ed" Burnett SM3/cUSS LCI(L)-37.
    LCI(L)-1 439k Two USS LCI(L)-37 crew members, including Angelo Fazzigano on the right, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett in honor of his Father Charles "Ed" Burnett SM3/cUSS LCI(L)-37.
    LCI(L)-1 191k Partial USS LCI(L)-37 crew photo, date and location unknown. Glenn Burnett in honor of his Father Charles "Ed" Burnett SM/3 .

    The history for LCI(L)-37 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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