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USS LCI(L)-80 (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Foxtrot - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 5 October 1942, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
Launched 6 December 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-80, 15 January 1943
Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-80, 15 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-80 / LCI(G)-80 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Three, CDR R. Eikel Jr.;
LCI Group Nine, LCDR. C.J. Starkus;
LCI Division Eighteen and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
Invasion of Kiska, 15 August 1943
|Tinian capture and occupation
24 to 28 July 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 28 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 3 May 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCI(L)-80 / LCI(G)-80 received six battle stars for World War II service in addition to the Navy Unit Commendation as a member of LCI(G) Flotilla 3 (31 January to 28 July 1944) for Occupation of Kwajalein and Eniwetok Atolls in the Marshall Islands and Capture and occupation of Saipan, Guam and Tinian in the Marianas
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
Speed 16 kts (max.), 14 kts maximum continuous
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
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 guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
two .50cal machine guns
two 40mm guns
four 20mm guns
six .50cal machine guns
ten MK7 rocket launchers
Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
two sets of 4 General Motors Diesel engines, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
twin variable pitch propellers
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||USS LCI(G)-80 carrying men and supplies from the transports and cargo ships off shore comes ashore on the beach at Iwo Jima,
25 March 1945.
US National Archives Identifier 193849359, US Army Air Corps photo # 70331A.C.
||USS LCI(G)-80 lies alongside USS LCI(G)-449 as they enter USS ABSD-6 at Guam, date unknown.
US Navy photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
||USS LCI(G)-80 lies alongside USS LC(FF)-368 as they enter USS ABSD-6, at Guam, date unknown.
US Navy photo
|Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret.
Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc,
courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
The history for USS LCI(L)-80 / LCI(G)-80 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 16 April 2021
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