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USS LCI(L)-336


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Juliet
NJSJ
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 July 1942, at Brown Ship Building Corp., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 13 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-336, 3 December 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-336 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    Landing Force Flotillas-SoPacFor;
    LCI Flotilla Five, CDR. M. V. Milton;
    LCI Group Fourteen, LCDR E. S. Dulcan;
    LCI Division Twenty-Nine; and
    For Minesweeping Operations, Pacific USS LCI(L)-336, came under the command of;
    LCI Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR. E. C. Folger;
    LCI Group Fifty-Five, LCDR. S. J. Kelley USNR;
    LCI Division One Hundred Nine 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
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landings, 27 October 1943
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 3 to 4 December 1943

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-336 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 1 October 1945 to 20 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, 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)-328 418k USS LCI(L)-328, left and USS LCI(L)-336, right, putting troops ashore at Rendova in the Solomon Islands, 4 July 1943. Robert Morrissey
    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, 4 July 1943.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-329 903k 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)-329 833k Rendova Beachhead, 30 June or 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, 30 June or 4 July 1943. LCIs from left to right;
    unknown;
    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)-332 373k USS LCI(L)-336 crew photos taken in the Solomon Islands in 1944. (Top photo K. Rudert front row with watch.) 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)-332 353k
    LCI(L)-332 50k USS LCI(L)-336 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-336 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
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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