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USS LCI(L)-334


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Romeo - Uniform
NJRU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 June 1942, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 3 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-334, 24 November 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-334 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five (1943-44);
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. McD Smith (1944) and CDR. Marion M. Byrd (1944-45) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    New Georgia Group operations
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 30 June and 4 July 1943
    Vella Lavella occupation, 15 August 1943
    Western New Guinea operations
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Treasury Island-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landing, 27 October 1943 and 6 November 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 to 18 January 1945

  • Following World War II, USS LCI(L)-334 was assigned to Commander Philippine Sea Frontier
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-334 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold 4 December 1946, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    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
    Complement
    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
    Armament
    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
    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)-329 833k Rendova Beachhead, 4 July 1943. LCIs from left to right;
    unknown;
    USS LCI(L)-329
    USS LCI(L)-334,
    USS LCI(L)-330,
    USS LCI(L)-335,
    USS LCI(L)-328 and
    USS LCI(L)-336
    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
    LCI(L)-329 903k Rendova Beachhead, 4 July 1943. LCIs from left to right;
    USS LCI(L)-329,
    USS LCI(L)-334,
    USS LCI(L)-335 and
    USS LCI(L)-336
    NARA photo # 18-N-52633 a US Navy photo now in the US National Archives collection.
    Robert Morrissey, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
    LCI(L)-329 285k Rendova Beachhead, 30 June 1943. In the foreground two LCVPs from USS McCawley (APA-4)
    USS LST-397
    USS LCI(L)-336
    USS LCI(L)-334 and
    USS LCI(L)-329
    NARA photo # 18-N-52630 a US Navy photo now in the US National Archives collection.
    Robert Morrissey, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
    LCI(L)-334 302k USS LCI(L)-334 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two", Arms and Armour Press.
    Robert Hurst
    LCI(L)-222 514k USS LCI(L)-24, USS LCI(L)-222, USS LCI(L)-334 and USS LST-485 load New Zealand troops of the 3rd Division Brigade, 25 October 1943, for a landing at Mono Island in the Treasury Island Group. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
    LCI(L)-334 129k USS LCI(L)-334 off Mono Island, the largest of the Treasury Islands, 27 October 1943. Photo was taken from USS LCI(L)-330. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian

    The history for USS LCI(L)-334 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
    History of LCI Flotilla Twenty Two
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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