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USS LCI(M)-362
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USS LCI(L)-362 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Yankee - Kilo
NHYK
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 15 June 1943, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 16 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-362, 26 July 1943, LTjg Henry Peterson USNR in command
  • Designation changed to Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-363, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-362 / LCI(M)-362 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944 Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
    Western New Guinea operation
    Biak Island operation, 27 May to 1 June 1944
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, Puerto Princesa, 31 January to 2 February and 28 February to 7 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, Zamboanga, 10 and 16 March 1945
    Basilan Island, Sulu Archipelago, 2 to 4 and 9 to 11 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-362 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 May 1948, for disposal
  • 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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement
    4 Officers
    49 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    LCI(L) Armament
    five single 20mm gun mounts, 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
    LCI(M) Armament
    one single 40mm gun mount, forward
    four 20mm gun mounts
    three 4.2" chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    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)-362 82k USS LCI(L)-362 and USS LCI(L)-363 unloading troops and supplies at Biak Island, 28 May 1944. Photo from the USS LCI Association 2007 calendar, courtesy Bill Ringle. A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-362 539k USS LCI(L)-362 beached in New Guinea, date and location unknown. 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)-362 78k USS LCI(M)-362's officers. LTjg. Charles Uhl, Executive Officer (center) flanked by LTJG Henry Peterson, Commanding Officer, and Ensign Ernest Groos, Fourth Officer.
    Photo courtesy Charles Uhl, USS LCI(M)-362 and the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-362 136k USS LCI(L)-362 while being converted to an LCI(M), date and location unknown.
    The arrow in this photo points to Floyd Ballentine.
    ©Don Ballentine, courtesy Floyd Ballentine USS LCI(M)-362
    LCI(L)-362 130k USS LCI(M)-362 beached, date and location unknown. ©Don Ballentine, courtesy Floyd Ballentine USS LCI(M)-362
    LCI(L)-362 125k USS LCI(M)-362 beached, date and location unknown. ©Don Ballentine, courtesy Floyd Ballentine USS LCI(M)-362

    The history for USS LCI(L)-362 / LCI(M)-362 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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