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International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI(L)-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 27 July 1942, at Brown Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
Launched, 12 September 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-328, 31 October 1942
During World War II USS LCI(L)-328 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
For the New Georgia Campaign USS LCI(L)-328 came under the command of Landing Force Flotillas-SoPacFor;
LCI Flotilla Five;
LCI Group Fourteen; and
For the Western New Guinea Campaign USS LCI(L)-328 came under the command of LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. Paul McD Smith, USN (1944) and CDR. Marion M. Byrd (1944-45) and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 4 July 1943
|Western New Guinea operations
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
Treasury Island landings, 1 November 1943
Following World War II, USS LCI(L)-328 was reassigned to Commander Service Force, Pacific
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 10 November 1945, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-328 earned three battle stars for service in WWII
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
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
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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||USS LCI(L)-328, left and USS LCI(L)-336 at right, putting troops ashore at Rendova in the Solomon Islands, 4 July 1943.
US Navy photo.
||From left to right, USS LCI(L)-335, USS LCI(L)-328 and
USS LCI(L)-336 landing US troops and supplies at Rendova in the Solomon Islands, 4 July 1943.
US Navy photo
||Rendova Beachhead, 4 July 1943. LCIs from left to right;
USS LCI(L)-328 and
NARA photo # 18-N-52690 a US Navy photo now in the US National Archives collection.
|Robert Morrissey, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
||From left to right, USS LCI(L)-332, USS LCI(L)-335, and LCI(L)-328 embarking US troops and supplies at Rendova in the Solomon Islands in February 1944.
US Navy photo
|Patricia Smith for her father-in-law, LTjg. Christopher J. Smith, USNR, CO USS LCI(FF)-575, XO USS LCI(L)-335
The history for USS LCI(L)-328 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 Flotilla Twenty-Two History
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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