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USS LCI(L)-335


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Charlie
NJSC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



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


LCI(L)-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 July 1942, at Brown Ship Building Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 9 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-335, 27 November, 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-335 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    LCI Flotilla Five (1943-44);
    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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 30 June and 4 July 1943
    Western New Guinea operations
    Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July and 4 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landings, 1 November 1943
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina , 3 to 4 December 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-335 was reassigned to Commander Philippine Sea Frontier;
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 May 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-335 received the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 6 January to 15 February 1945, and earned four battle stars for WWII service
    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)-328/343 36k From left to right, USS LCI(L)-332, USS LCI(L)-335 and USS LCI(L)-328 embarking US troops and supplies at Rendova in the Solomon Islands in June 1943.
    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
    LCI(L)-335 90k 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, 30 June 1943.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-335 74k USS LCI(L)-335 beached, date and location unknown. On the left is Bernard De Noma Radioman from LCT-725, sailor on the right is unknown. John S. De Noma
    LCI(L)-544 98k From left to right; USS LCI(L)-430, USS LCI(L)-335 and USS LCI(L)-544 landing 6th Division troops at Cape Sansapor, New Guinea, 30 July 1944. 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)-335 190k USS LCI(L)-335 under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo originally submitted by John Ratomski to U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association
    Zach Morris, Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine, U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association

    The history for USS LCI(L)-335 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 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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