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USS LCI(L)-95


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - India - Xray
NDIX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom. left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 6 June 1944) - Coast Guard Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal



USS LCI(L)-95 was manned by the US Coast Guard
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 21 December 1942, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 17 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-95, 15 February 1943, with a Coast Guard crew, LTjg. Clinton E. McAuliffe, USCG, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-95 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
  • While assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater USS LCI(L)-95 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla 4, Capt. M. E. Imlay, USCG; and
    LCI Flotilla 10, (Normandy) and participated in the following campaigns

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation
    Tunisian operation, 1 June to 9 July 1943
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    LCI(L)-95 beached near Cherborugh, France, remaining there for almost a month
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
    LCI(L)-95 departed Italy in December 1943 to prepare for the invasion of Normandy
     

  • USS LCI(L)-95 departed Falmouth England, 5 October 1944 for the United States for overhaul and refresher training prior to reassignment to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • USS LCI(L)-95 arrived at Saipan, 31 April 1945, where she was assigned to:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Five, CDR. H. J. Wuensch USCG;
    LCT Group One Hundred Four, LCDR. W. B. Harbeson USCG;
    LCT Division Two Hundred Eight and provided air-sea rescue service, performed patrol duty, transportation duty, Japanese fishing fleet escort duty, and ferry duty at Eniwetok
  • Decommissioned, 28 March 1946, at Terminal Island, Long Beach, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 8 April 1946, for disposal
  • USS LCI(L)-95 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 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
    2 officer
    21 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    later added two .50 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 GM Diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI-235 1049k USS LCI(L)-95 and USS LCI(L)-235 loading troops of the 45th Division, 4 September 1943, at Palermo, Sicily for the Salerno landings, second wave, on 9 September 1943. HM LST-425 is moored to the left of the LCIs (port side bow door just visible) at left in photo.
    US Army Signal Corps photos # III-SC 181097, Box 181 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LST-425 1361k From left to right HM LST-425 loading trucks and troops while LCIs USS LCI(L)-235, USS LCI(L)-95, USS LCI(L)-220 and unidentified LCI load troops of the 45th Division, 4 September 1943, at Palermo, Sicily for the Salerno landings, second wave, on 9 September 1943.
    US Army Signal Corps photos # III-SC 181098, Box 181 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-95 101k USS LCI(L)-95 off-loading troops, date and location unknown. William R. Gilmer for his father
    R.E. Gilmer USS LCI(L)-96
    LCI(L)-95 73k An LCM landing craft makes fast alongside USS LCI(L)-95, off "Utah" Beach, 12 June 1944, during the Invasion of Normandy.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-252789, now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command. photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).
    Dave Kerr and Mike Green

    The history for USS LCI(L)-95 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. McAuliffe, Clinton, E., USCG15 February 1943 - 15 November 1944
    02LTjg. Bray, G. E., USCGR15 November 1944 - 9 February 1945
    03LTjg. Cork, Gerald E., USCG9 February 1945 - 28 March 1946

    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
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office - LCI(L)-95
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