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USS LCI(L)-361

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

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

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 11 June 1943, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 9 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-361, 23 July 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-361 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Saidor occupation, 25 to 27 February 1944
    Western New Guinea operation
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Hollandia operation
    21 to 25 April 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-361 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1946, fate unknown
    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
    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
    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
    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)-361 704k USS LCI(L)-361 conning tower, July 1943, George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA. 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)-361 30k USS LCI(L)-361 off the coast of Aitape, New Guinea, circa 10 September 1944. Joseph P. Lucey MoMM 1/c USS LCI(L)-361
    LCI(L)-30 745k USS LCI(L)-361 and USS LCI(L)-30 along with other LCIs putting troops ashore in New Guinea, date and location unknown.
    US Army Signal Corps photos # SIG C 213-18.
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-361 79k Army troops wade ashore in the Philippines from USS LCI(L)-361, circa February to May 1945. Photo by LTjg. Clarke Goode. Jill Wall for her father LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361
    LCI(L)-361 54k USS LCI(L)-361 moored in the Philippines, date unknown. Jill Wall for her father LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361

    The history for USS LCI(L)-361 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
    Photo Archive of LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361, contributed by his Daughter Jill Wall
    Task Group 70.4 Summary Report located at Navsource

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