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USS LCI(G)-365
USS LCI(L)-365 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Delta - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 21 July 1944 and 10 January 1945)
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Individual Awards

Purple Hearts (7 KIA, 15 WIA, 21 July 1944) (9 January 1945)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 9 July 1943, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 3 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-365, 12 August 1943, ENS J. L. Mills in command
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Gunboat LCI(G)-365, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-365 / LCI(G)-365 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Three CDR. R. Eikel Jr. USNR;
    LCI Group Nine, LCDR. C. J. Starkus USN (Ret);
    LCI Division Seventeen and participated in the:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Marshall Islands operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 7 February 1944
    Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 17 to 25 February 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 30 October 1944
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 25 July 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-365 / LCI(G)-365 earned four battle stars for WWII service in addition to the Navy Unit Commendation as a member of LCI(G) Flotilla 3 (31 January to 28 July 1944) for Occupation of Kwajalein and Eniwetok Atolls in the Marshall Islands and Capture and occupation of Saipan, Guam and Tinian in the Marianas
  • Transferred to the State Department, War Assets Administration, 15 August 1946 for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 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 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
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of 4 General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-365 80k USS LCI(G)-365 escorting LST's to Guam. During the landing on 21 July 1944, USS LCI(G)-365 took 10 direct hits from shore guns, killing 7 men and wounding 15. After repairs at Pearl Harbor the ship made the Leyte Landing. On 9 January 1945 she made a successful rocket run at Lingayen Gulf. The next morning she took a suicide boat hit. Only a few men were injured but the ship was out of action for the rest of the war. Photo courtesy Wes Mossman to the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-365 529k Awards ceremony for USS LCI(G)-365 crew at Guam, Marianas Islands, date 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)-365 410k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-365 / LCI(G)-365 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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