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USS LCI(G)-405
USS LCI(L)-405 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Xray - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 5 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 12 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-405, 18 January 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-405, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(G)-405 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 October to 14 November 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown, at Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 December 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping
  • LCI(G)-405 received one battle star for World War II service
    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 three single 40mm AA gun mounts, four single 20mm AA gun mounts, six .50cal machine guns, ten x four 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)-405 74k USS LCI(L)-405, USS LCI(L)-406 and USS LCI(L)-407 at the outfitting dock at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA., 16 January 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI-713 restoration crew
    USS LCI(G)-405
    LCI(L)-405 184k USS LCI(G)-405 swimming party in the Palau Islands. Note in the upper right hand corner, a lookout, Harold Prioux, with a rifle just in case sharks came around!
    Photo is from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", Issue # 45, July, 2003, photo by Art Griffin, USS LCI(G) 405
    Ardie Hunt
    178k USS LCI(G)-405 crew photos, dates and locations unknown:
    1015040503 - S/1c Art Griffin
    1015040504 - S/1c Art Griffin
    1015040505 - Left to right; unknown, Kinnard, William Lunt, unknown and Rose
    1015040506 - Unknown
    1015040507 - Left to right; unknown, Ross, Leisure and Chuck Vogel
    1015040508 - Gunners Mate Harold Prioux
    1015040509 - Harold Prioux
    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

    The history for LCI(L)-405 / LCI(G)-405 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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