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USS LCI(R)-226
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USS LCI(L)-226 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - Yankee
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (8) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 1 November 1942, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 6 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-226, 14 December 1942;
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-226 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Seven
    LCI Group Nineteen
    LCI Division Thirty-Eight, 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)-226 was redesignated Landing Craft Rockets LCI(R)-226, 10 July 1945
  • Decommissioned in February 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold 13 March 1947, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-226 received eight battle stars for WWII 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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    LCI(L)-226 96k USS LCI(L)-226 during training at Solomon's Island, MD., January 1943
    US Navy photo
    Ardie Hunt for his father
    Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 136k "As the 226 moves in for landing, camouflaged troops huddle in the forward well deck. Fretted landing ramp at right will shoot forward and flop down on beach." Photo caption from March 27, 1944 issue of "Life" magazine. Story by John Hersey. The story covered the history of USS LCI(L)-226 from commissioning on 14 December 1942 to the landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on 26 December 1943.
    Life Time photos, by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father
    Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 70k "Between two sisters, the USS LCI 226 lies tied up to a dock at Oro Bay on coast of New Guinea between USS LCI(L)-344, outboard, and USS LCI(L)-338, inboard. U.S. troops who took part in the capture of Salamaua crowd the upper deck." Photo caption from March 27, 1944 issue of "Life" magazine. Story by John Hersey. The story covered the history of LCI(L) 226 from commissioning on 14 December 1942 to the landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on 26 December 1943.
    Life Time photo, by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 100k "An ungainly silhouette" as she lies on beach in the Pacific with one of her ramps down, the 226 nevertheless has practical shape. She was not even designed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor." Photo caption from March 27, 1944 issue of "Life" magazine. Story by John Hersey. The story covered the history of LCI(L) 226 from commissioning on 14 December 1942 to the landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on 26 December 1943.
    Life Time photo, by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-72 72k US Marines debark from USS LCI(L)-27 and USS LCI(L)-226, (foreground) probably during a practice landing at New Guinea prior to the landing at Cape Gloucester on 26 December 1943.
    Life-Time photo from "Life" magazine issue of March 27, 1944.
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-72
    LCI(L)-226 37k USS LCI(L)-226 crew inspection in New Guinea, late 1943.
    Photo by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 49k USS LCI(L)-226 in convoy, enroute from New Guinea to Sydney, Australia carrying Navy and Army personnel on leave in February 1944.
    Photo by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 60k USS LCI(L)-226 crew members at Bostrem Bay (Alexishafen), New Guinea in August 1944. Back row: Powell, Conway, Sargent, Zelinski, Macy, Sherill, Hunt, and Sommerer. Front row: Shook, Myers, Salisbury, and Ensign Joyce.
    Photo by O. Landon Miles
    Ardie Hunt for his father Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
    LCI(L)-226 62k USS LCI(L)-226 landing troops in the Philippines in 1945. Photo by LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361 Jill Wall for her father LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361

    The history for LCI(L)-226 / LCI(R)-226 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
    LCI-226 Timeline and Crew List
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    U.S.S. LCI 226 - Life Magazine (March 27, 1944) Article by John Hersey
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