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USS LCI(G)-404
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USS LCI(L)-404 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Papa - Echo
NJPE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, suicide boat attack at Palau)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



USS LCI(G)-404 was transferred to the Republic of the Philippines
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 2 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 9 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-404, 15 January 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-404, 15 June 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-404 / LCI(G)-404 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    (a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 October to 14 November 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, 2 July 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-404 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 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(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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-404 695k USS LCI(L)-404 alongside an unidentified LST, probably at Palau in the Caroline Island in late 1944 or early 1945. 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)-404 551k USS LCI(G)-404 ship's officers, 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)-404 137k Damage to USS LCI(G)-404 caused by Japanese suicide boat at Palau, 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)-404 727k Close-up view of damage to USS LCI(G)-404 caused by Japanese suicide boat at Palau, 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)-404 610k Crew working on the hull of USS LCI(G)-404 while drydocked at Palau to repair Japanese suicide boat damage, 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)-404 773k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-404 / LCI(G)-404 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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