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USS LCI(L)-363


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Charlie - Papa
NICP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 26 June 1943, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 22 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-363, 31 July 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-363 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 Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 November 1944
    Western New Guinea operations
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May, 31 May to 1 June 1944
    Noemtoor Island operation, 2 to 3 July, 10 to 14 July 1944
     

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-363 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 3 May 1948
  • 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)-362 82k LCI(L)-363 and LCI(L)-362 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
    LCS(L) (3)-10/LCI(L)-363 137k LCI(L)-363 and LCS(L)(3)-10 as units of Task Group 70.4 in early 1945 supplying ammunition, food and supplies to guerrilla forces in northern Mindanao under the command of Col. W.W. Fertig USA.
    US Navy Photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCI(L)-363 84k Another view of LCI(L)-363 supplying ammunition, food and supplies to guerrilla forces in northern Mindanao under the command of Col. W.W. Fertig USA.
    US Navy Photo
    Bill Brinkley

    The history for USS LCI(L)-363 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
    Task Group 70.4 Summary Report

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