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USS LCI(R)-225
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USS LCI(L)-225 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Delta - Uniform
NEDU
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (8)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 26 October 1942, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 3 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-225, 12 December 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-225 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCI Flotilla 7 Group 19, 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
    Finschaffen occupation, 22 September 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Lubang Island, 1 March 1945
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 and 27 December 1943
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Mariveles, 15 February 1945
    Corregidor Island, 16 February 1945
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944 Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Zamboanga, Mindanao, 10 March 1945
    Saoroc Point, Basilan Island, 16 March 1945
    Cotabato (Polloc Harbor), Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 19 April 1945
    Western New Guinea operations
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944, 29 May to 1 June 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 1 July 1945

  • USS LCI(L)-225 was reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), USS LCI(R)-225, 10 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 19 May 1948, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-225 earned eight battle stars for World War II service
    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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    The history for LCI(L)-225 / LCI(R)-225 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

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