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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)- American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 4 May 1943, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched, 4 June 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-357, 17 June 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-357 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Five; and
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
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Green Islands landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
|Western New Guinea operations
Morotai Island landings, 15 September 1944
Following World War II, LCI(L)-357 was reassigned to Commander Philippine Sea Frontier
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 3 December 1946, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-357 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)-435 beached along with USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, in February 1944 along with numerous other LCIs, while crews relax on the beach.
||USS LCI(L)-435, USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-445, and USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, 25 February 1944, while crews relax on the beach.
The history for LCI(L)-357 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
Last Updated 17 October 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|