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November - Delta - India - Xray
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
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|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
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5½"
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
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
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.
two sets of 4 GM Diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
twin variable pitch propellers
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||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.
||From left to right HM LST-425 loading trucks and troops while LCIs
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.
||USS LCI(L)-95 off-loading troops, date and location unknown.
||William R. Gilmer for his father
R.E. Gilmer USS LCI(L)-96
||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.
|01||LTjg. McAuliffe, Clinton, E., USCG||15 February 1943 - 15 November 1944|
|02||LTjg. Bray, G. E., USCGR||15 November 1944 - 9 February 1945|
|03||LTjg. Cork, Gerald E., USCG||9 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
Last Updated 17 October 2014
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