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USS LCI(R)-224
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USS LCI(L)-224 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Charlie - Sierra
NECS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 23 October 1942, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 30 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-224, 10 December 1942
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), LCI(R)-224, 10 July 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-224 / LCI(R)-224 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:


    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 6 September 1943
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 September 1943
    Saidor occupation, 2 to 3 January 1944
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
    Consolidation of the southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 7 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 18 to 19 March 1945
    Western New Guinea operation
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944 and 29 May to 1 June 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Carabao Island Manila Bay, 16 April 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 18 January 1945
     
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 20 April 1948, for disposal
  • USS LCI(L)-224 / LCI(R)-224 earned seven battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(R) Complement
    3 Officers
    31 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 .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(R) Armament
    one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
    four 20mm guns
    two .50 cal machine guns
    six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 935 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)-224 55k USSLCI(L)-224 approaches Trinity Beach, QLD, Australia, 27 July 1943. The ship is part of an amphibious landing exercise with the troops of the 2/24th Infantry Battalion, 26th Australian Infantry Brigade.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 054715
    Mike Green
    LCI(L)-224 66k Troops disembarking from USS LCI(L)-224 at Trinity Beach, QLD, Australia, 27 July 1943. The ship is part of an amphibious landing exercise with the troops of the 2/24th Infantry Battalion, 26th Australian Infantry Brigade.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 054721
    Mike Green
    LCI(L)-224/230 68k USSLCI(L)-224 and USSLCI(L)-230 beached while discharging troops onto the beach at Emirau Island, New Guinea, 20 March 1944.
    US National Archives image
    Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-224 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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    Last Updated 16 June 2017