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USS LCI(L)-227

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Kilo - Hotel
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 (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 7 November 1942, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 4 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-227, 21 December 1942
  • During World War II LCI(L)-227 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Seven;
    LCI Group Nineteen; and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944 Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
    Western New Guinea operation
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 7 July 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-227 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold in December 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse
    on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    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)-227 126k USS LCI(L)-227 anchored in the Finschaven, New Guinea anchorage, 20 April 1944. Other vessels appear to be Australian auxiliaries and transports.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC259939 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    John Chiquoine
    LCI(L)-227 198k USS LCI(L)-227 beached at Cape Sudest, New Guinea, June 1944.
    Photo from Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller
    LCI(L)-227 90k USS LCI(L)-227 in port Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, date unknown. Crew members names on back of photo: "Ramey" (QM2 John C. Ramey); "Fuchs" (SM2 Charles H. Fuchs); "Rogers" (S/1c James E. Rogers; and "Ford" (RM1 Frank S. Ford).
    Photo from Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller
    LCI(L)-227 73k USS LCI(L)-227 unknown crew member, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller
    LCI(L)-227 186k USS LCI(L)-227 unknown officer, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller
    LCI(L)-227 178k USS LCI(D)-227 in Polloc Harbor, Philippines, May 1945. the "D" designation was assigned while she carried combat demolition teams 19 and 21 throughout the invasion of Mindanao and performed various reconnaissance functions for the landing forces in March and April of 1945. In May, she reverted to her "L" designation, but still appears in at least one report that month as "LCI(D) 227".
    Photo from Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller

    The history for USS LCI(L)-227 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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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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