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International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Charlie - Papa
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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944
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
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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||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.
||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
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USS LCS(L) 1-130
||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
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
Last Updated 16 June 2017
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