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USS LC(FF)-367
USS LCI(L)-367 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Foxtrot - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 26 July 1943, at George Lawley & Sons Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 17 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-367, 23 August 1943, LTjg. S. C. Smiley USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-367, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)-367 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three, LCDR. R. H. Brazeal;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Seven;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Three and
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Four, CAPT. N. Phillips USN (24);
    LCS(L)(3) Group Eleven, (flagship) LCDR. C. E. Montgomery USNR, and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 14 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 to 27 October 1945
    3 November to 7 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 2 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-367 earned one battle star for World War II service and the Presidential Unit Citation as a unit of LCI Flotilla Four, Group Eleven
  • Final Disposition, sold, 28 February 1951, 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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    USS LCI(L)-367
    LC(FF)-367 233k USS LCI(L)-367 beached, while unloading civilian contractors representatives, date and location unknown.
    THE "67" PLAYS HOST TO CIVILIANS "A few days ago,, we had as our guests for a sea trip, some 35 or 40 civilian leaders in industry throughout the country. These ship mates represented companies who are supplying the ships and equipment which our Navy is using to such good advantage over the globe. We were highly pleased, and justly proud to have these men aboard, and enjoyed, to the utmost, the short period that they were with us. They seemed to enjoy being sailors too. P.S. Only a few cases of minor sea sickness." Taken from the 367's newsletter, "The Cat's Meow"
    Steven Pollack
    LC(FF)-367 197k USS LCI(L)-367 pierside along with other LCI's at Amphibious Training Base, Solomons, MD. in 1944 William C. Kirkland MoMM2/c USS LC(FF)-367
    USS LC(FF)-367
    LC(FF)-367 110k USS LC(FF)-367 at Okinawa in 1945. William C. Kirkland MoMM2/c USS LC(FF)-367
    LC(FF)-367 306k USS LC(FF)-367 crew members, date and location unknown. The only sailor identified is Robert Dix, back row second from the left. Steven Pollack

    The history for USS LCI(L)-367 / LC(FF)-367 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
    Miscellaneous Memorabilia and Newspaper and Magazine Articles
    Cats Meow (Ships' Newspaper)
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