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USS LCI(L)-436


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Uniform - Bravo
NKUB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large);
  • Laid down, 23 April 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 13 july 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-436, 29 July 1943
  • During World War II LCI(L)-436 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five; and
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. Paul McD. Smith USN (1944) and CDR. Marion M. Byrd (1944-45) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Islands landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
    Western New Guinea operation
    Morotai Island landings, 15 September 1944
     

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-435 was assigned to Occupation and China service (Commander Yangtze River Patrol Force) in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    8 September 1945 to 17 January 19468 September 1945 to 17 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 6 April 1948, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-436 earned three battle stars for service in WWII.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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
    Complement
    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
    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
    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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    LCI(L)-436 467k USS LCI(L)-436 at anchor probably during builders trials, date and location unknown. Note the lines for her camouflage pattern drawn on the hull prior to the ship receiving her camouflage paint.
    US National Archives photo.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew.
    LCI(L)-436 586k LCI(L)-436 at anchor probably during builders trials, date and location unknown. Note the camouflage pattern previously drawn on the hull has now been applied.
    US National Archives photo.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew.
    LCI(L)-435/LCI(L)-436 76k USS LCI(L)-435 beached along with USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, in February 1944 along with numerous other LCIs, while crews relax on the beach. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-435/LCI(L)-436 74k USS LCI(L)-435, USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-445, and USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, 25 February 1944, while crews relax on the beach. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-436 44k USS LCI(L)-436 unloading Australian troops at Palm Beach Area, Queensland, Australia, 21 October 1944. The ship is is under British Control and participating in amphibious training exercises with the Australian 21 Infantry Brigade.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 082176
    Mike Green
    LCI(L)-436 57k USS LCI(L)-436 unloading Australian troops at Palm Beach Area, Queensland, Australia, 21 October 1944. The ship is is under British Control and participating in amphibious training exercises with the Australian 21 Infantry Brigade.Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 082177 Mike Green

    The history for LCI(L)-436 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
    History of LCI Flotilla 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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