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LCI(L)-440 / LCI(G)-440
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down (date unknown) at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-440, 6 August 1943, C.J. Keyes in command
Designation changed to Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-440, 15 June 1944
During World War II LCI(L)-440 / LCI(G)-440 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Marshall Islands operation;
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 17 to 26 February 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 28 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation;
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 March to 1 June 1945
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
Decommissioned (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 30 January 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
LCI(L)-440 / LCI(G)-440 received five battle stars for World War II service in addition to the Navy Unit Commendation as a member of LCI(G) Flotilla 3 (31 January to 28 July 1944) for Occupation of Kwajalein and Eniwetok Atolls in the Marshall Islands and Capture and occupation of Saipan, Guam and Tinian in the Marianas
Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5 1/2"
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(G)-440 underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo
|Hyperwar US Navy|
in World War II
||LCI(G)-440 at anchor, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo
|Evan D. Hardy via Robert Amick
||LCI(G)-440 log of commissioned service.
||Evan D. Hardy via Robert Amick
||From left to right ;
LCI(G)-439 moored in a nest at Pearl Harbor, July 1945.
Photo from the LCI National Association's Newsletter "The Elsie
Item", June 1996 issue.
The history for LCI(L)-440 / LCI(G)-440 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 24 March 2006
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