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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
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 1945||15 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) 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
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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||USS LCI(L)-195 moored at Pazzuoli, Italy, date unknown.
||Frank Krzich, MoMM/1c USS LCI(L)-195
USS LCI(G)-233 and
USS LCI(G)-234 moored at Saei, Formosa (Taiwan), circa 13 December 1945 to 1 April 1946.
||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.
||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
Last Updated 16 June 2017
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