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USS LCI(G)-195
USS LCI(L)-195 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Xray - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 21 December 1942, at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-195, 13 February 1943, at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, N.J.
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-195 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Sicilian occupation
    Scoglitti landing, 9 to 18 July 1943
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 22 January to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France
    St. Raphael, 15 August to 30 August 1944

  • USS LCI(L)-195 was redesigned Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat), LCI(G)-195, 15 July 1945
  • Following World War II USS Arcturus was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    24 October to 14 November 194515 November 1945 to 1 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 15 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-195 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 5 March 1947, to San Francisco Bridge Co.
  • 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(L)-195 81k USS LCI(L)-195 moored at Pazzuoli, Italy, date unknown. Frank Krzich, MoMM/1c USS LCI(L)-195
    LCI(L)-195/220/233/234 67k USS LCI(G)-220, USS LCI(G)-195, USS LCI(G)-233 and USS LCI(G)-234 moored at Saei, Formosa (Taiwan), circa 13 December 1945 to 1 April 1946. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-195/220 75k USS LCI(G)-220 and USS LCI(G)-195 moored at Shanghai, China, 11 January 1946. The additional LCIs in the background are assumed to be USS LCI(G)-233 and USS LCI(G)-234.
    Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", Issue #46, October 2003, photo courtesy either Bodo Zimmerman or Peter O'Flaherty USS LCI(G)-220.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-195/233/234 82k LCI(G)-195, LCI(G)-233 and LCI(G)-234 moored at Saei, Formosa (Taiwan), and surrounded by bumboats, circa 13 December 1945 to 1 April 1946. Photo courtesy Robert M. Norris

    The history for USS LCI(L)-195 / LCI(G)-195 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
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