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USS LCI(L)-84


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Golf - Alpha
NDGA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Coast Guard Unit Commendation



USS LCI(L)-84 was manned by the US Coast Guard
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 12 October 1942, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 13 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-84, 23 January 1943, Ltjg Everett Mains, USCGR in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-84 was assigned first to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCI Flotilla 4, and participated in the following campaigns;
  • North African occupation;
    (a) Tunisian operations, 1 June to 9 July 1943
  • Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
  • Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
  • Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    After participating in the invasion of France, LCI(L)-84 left the United Kingdom 4 October 1944, for
    Charleston, S.C., where she remained undergoing overhaul and repair until 15 December 1944
  • USS LCI(L)-84 was reassigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater, LCI Flotilla 35
    Departing for San Diego via Key West and the Canal Zone she arrived 18 April 1945. At San Diego
    LCI(L)-84 was attached to a ship training group at Coronado, CA,, from 23 January to 4 April
    1945 before proceeding to Okinawa via Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi and Leyte.
  • Okinawa Gunto operation;
    (a) Okinawa Gunto Assault and occupation, 28 May to early September1945 where she was assigned
    to carrying passengers and mail between nearby islands
  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-84 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 26 November 1945 which included
  • Minesweeping operations - Pacific: (Mine Destruction Unit)
    (a) Skagway (East China Sea-Ryukyus Area) - 27 October to 1 November 1945
    On 11 September 1945, LCI(L)-84 reached Wakayama as part of the Mine Destruction Unit in
    Kii Suido. On 19 October 1945, she proceeded to Sasebo where on 26 October she was designated
    a mine disposal vessel on the "skagway" sweeping operation in the East China Sea. She returned to
    Sasebo from this duty 1 November 1945, and remained there until the 12th when she proceeded to
    Nagoya. On 27 November she left Nagoya for Saipan, arriving 3 December 1945. Departing Saipan
    8 December 1945, she arrived at Galveston, Texas, 28 February 1946.
  • Decommissioned, 13 April 1946, at Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commissioned, 31 July 1947, for disposal
  • USS LCI(L)-84 earned six battle stars for World War II service
    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)-84 805k USS LCI(L)-84 landing troops in the Mediterranean theater, date and location unknown. Peter Ansley for his father Rev. Charles Coke Ansley Jr. USS LCI(L)-84
    LCI(L)-93 73k USS LCI(L)-93 and USS LCI(L)-85, USS LCI(L)-92, USS LCI(L)-84 and USS LCI(L)-349 moored pierside and forward of two unidentified transports at the Pig Iron Battle Fleet Site, Oran, Algeria, October 1943.
    Photo by John R Smith Jr. USS LCI(L)-90.
    Robert G. Morrissey
    LCI(L)-87 87k USS LCI(L)-84, USS LCI(L)-87 and USS LCI(L)-497 tied up in the background along with Royal Navy landing craft, (LCA)s preparing to sail the English Channel and invade Nazi-occupied France. These landing craft landed US troops on Omaha Beach.
    USCG photo, date unknown.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    LCI(L)-87 256k USS LCI(L)-84, USS LCI(L)-87 and USS LCI(L)-497 tied up in the background along with Royal Navy landing craft, (LCA)s preparing to sail the English Channel and invade Nazi-occupied France. These landing craft landed US troops on Omaha Beach.
    USCG photo, date unknown.
    A US National Archives photo from the USS National LCI Association newsletter "The Elsie Item" April 2009 issue, Courtesy Dennis Blocker.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-84 75k USS LCI(L)-84 underway, circa 1943, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1943 issue
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    LCI(L)-84 76k USS LCI(L)-84 and LCI(L)-87 in an English port, date unknown. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-84 54k USS LCI(L)-84 off loading troops at Slapton Beach, England, during amphibious exercises, 1944
    US National Archives image
    Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-84 53k USS LCI(L)-84 off loading troops at Slapton Beach, England, during amphibious exercises, 1944
    US National Archives image
    Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-84 68k USS LCI(L)-84 beached during amphibious exercises in England in 1944. Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", August 2008 issue. A US Navy photo from the US National Archives, courtesy Dennis Blocker. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-84 659k USS LCI(L)-84 moored pierside, Dartmouth, England, 1944 Peter Ansley for his father Rev. Charles Coke Ansley Jr. USS LCI(L)-84
    LCI(L)-84 834k USS LCI(L)-84 hauled out of the water and drydocked at Dartmouth, England, 1944 Peter Ansley for his father Rev. Charles Coke Ansley Jr. USS LCI(L)-84
    LCI(L)-84 43k GM1 Charles C. Ansley Jr. firing the 20mm bow gun aboard USS LCI(L)-84, date and location unknown. Peter Ansley for his father Rev. Charles Coke Ansley Jr. USS LCI(L)-84
    LCI(L)-84 542k Views of the Omaha beachhead from the bow gun mount of USS LCI(L)-84 as the ship approaches the landing beaches, 6 June 1944. Photos by Charles C. Ansley Jr. GM1. Peter Ansley for his father Rev. Charles Coke Ansley Jr. USS LCI(L)-84
    LCI(L)-84 573k
    LCI(L)-84 420k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-84 is from "The Coast Guard At War, Transports and Escorts, Volume II"
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Mains, Everett USCGR23 January 1943 - ?
    02LTjg Treinen, R.F. USCGRWWII
    03LTjg Read, H.L. USCGRWWII
    04LTjg Setman, Marshall S. Setman, USCGRWWII

    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
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS LCI(L)-84

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