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USS LCI(G)-406
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USS LCI(L)-406 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Romeo - Delta
NJRD
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, 8 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA., date unknown
  • Launched, 15 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-406, 20 January 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-406, 15 June 1944, LT. B. G. Brown USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-406 / LCI(G)-406 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Six, CDR. A.R. Montgomery USN;
    LCI Group Seventeen, LCDR. C. F. Robinson USNR;
    LCI Division Thirty-Three 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 24 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-406 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 gun mounts, 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 AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    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)-406
    LCI(L)-405 74k USS LCI(L)-406, USS LCI(L)-405 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(L)-406
    LCI(G)-406 66k USS LCI(G)-406 at anchor, date and location unknown. Paul Arnold for Herman Vanatta MoMM3/c USS LCI(G)-406
    LCI(L)-405
    1015040602
    205k USS LCI(G)-405 crew photos, dates and locations unknown:
    1015040602 - Ship's officers
    1015040603 through 1015040607 - group crew photos
    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)-405
    1015040603
    415k
    LCI(L)-405
    1015040604
    583k
    LCI(L)-405
    1015040605
    636k
    LCI(L)-405
    1015040606
    578k
    LCI(L)-405
    1015040607
    532k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-406 / LCI(G)-406 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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    Last Updated 2 August 2013