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USS LCI(L)-358


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Yankee - Alpha
NHYA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
  • Laid down, 8 May 1943, at Lawley & Sons, George Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 10 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-358, 20 June 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-358 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five; and
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. Paul McD. Smith, USN and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Island landing, 15 to 19 February 1944

  • Following World War II, USS LCI(L)-358 was reassigned to Commander Philippine Sea Frontier;
  • Decommissioned, 14 March 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 3 December 1946, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-358 earned one battle star for World War II 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)-358 25k USS LCI(L)-358 anchored, date and location unknown. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 148k USS LCI(L)-358 beached at Ormoc, Leyte Island, Philippines while boarding troops, date unknown. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 75k USS LCI(L)-358 shipmates Carson Aurand and Ray Sheets. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 80k USS LCI(L)-358 mascots, dog and monkey. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 115k USS LCI(L)-358 as seen from the fantail looking forward. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 109k USS LCI(L)-358 beached, location unknown. Crew members posing with local Filipino girls, date unknown. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 138k USS LCI(L)-358 beached, location unknown. Crew members posing with local Filipino girl, date unknown. Photo by James Gilbert Dudrow LCI(L)-358 Steve Dudrow for his father James Gilbert Dudrow USS LCI(L)-358
    LCI(L)-358 128k USS LCI(L)-358 anchored, date and location unknown. Joe Radigan, MACM USN Ret

    The history for USS LCI(L)-358 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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