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USS LCI(L)-41 (1942 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Yankee - Zulu

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down 27 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 4 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-41, 26 December 1942
  • During World War II LCI(L)-41 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    European-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 to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(L)-41 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore, USN;
    LCI Group One Hundred Ten, LT. G. A. Lyon, USN;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Nineteen
  • Converted to a Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) at Navy Yard Long Beach with armament added at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco in early July 1945 she was reclassified LCI(G)-41, 15 July 1945
  • Upon leaving San Diego USS LCI(G)-41 arrived at Pearl Harbor where her armament was removed and she was again redesigned USS LCI(L)-41
  • USS LCI(L)-41 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 27 November 1945 to 10 April 1946, proceeding in a flotilla with two stops along the way to harbor control duties at Nagoya and Kobe-Osaka, Japan before stopping at Yokohama in preparation for a return flotilla trip back to Pearl Harbor and San Diego
  • Decommissioned. date unknown, at San Diego
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-41 / LCI(G)-41 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 20 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, 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(G)-41 33k USS LCI(L)-41 beached, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
    LCI(G)-41 85k USS LCI(L)-41 baseball team at Anzio, Italy. Photo courtesy of Ken Stern, Skipper of LCI 41. Left to right, kneeling, first row: Ken Stern, Ray Martin, Otis Bailey, Walter Kijec, and Ed Dissen. In the middle, just behind Ray Martin is John Kasonic. Back row: George Hoffman, Bob LeBlanc, Fred Schmidt, Roy Merrit, and Bob Strassburg.
    Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item," October 2006 issue.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(G)-41 73k USS LCI(L)-41 dry docked at Lagoulette, Tunisia in 1943. Crews mess has been moved to the well deck. Bill Strassburg for his father Bob Strassburg EM1/c USS LCI(L)-41
    LCI(G)-41 73k
    LCI(G)-41 73k USS LCI(L)-41 at anchor in the Pacific Theater, date and place unknown. James R. Ransom RM3/c USS LCI(L)-41

    The history for USS LCI(L)-41 / LCI(G)-41 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0) with additional Pacific history provided by James R. Ransom RM3/c USS LCI(L)-41
    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
    Poem written by an LCI(L)-41 crew member which provides a cameo of the character of each crew member. Contributed by Bill Strassburg for his father Bob Strassburg EM1/c USS LCI(L)-41
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