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USS LCI(L)-454 (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Juliet - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 5 July 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corporation. Barber, N.J.
Launched, 25 August 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-454, 2 September 1943, at Barber, N.J., LTjg. James Marzano USNR in command
Converted to a Close-in Fire Support Vessel at San Diego, CA. and redesignated Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-454, 15 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(G)-454 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI(G) Flotilla Three, CDR. Micheal J. Malanaphy (14 May 1945 - CDR. R. Eikel USNR);
LCI Group One, LCDR. J. F. McFadden USN (35);
LCI Division Fourteen and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 28 July 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Capture and occupation of Tinian
24 July to 28 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LCI(G)-454 was reconfigured as Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L), 7 October 1945 at Pearl Harbor, and performed additional duties in the Philippines
Decommissioned, 3 July 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, 24 January 1947, fate unknown
USS LCI(G)-454 earned four 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"
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) Troop Capacity
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
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
two single 40mm guns
four single 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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||USS LCI(G)-454 underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-454 performing transport duty in February 1946 in the Philippines Islands after World War II. Note that the only armament remaining are the two aft 20mm guns.
||Paul Harig EM1/c USN USS LCI(L)-454
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and USS LCI(M)-951 nested together while moored to a buoy at San Diego, CA., in the summer of 1946.
Photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2004 Calendar, courtesy Max Wright, USS LCI(G) 80 and USS LCI(G)-462.
|Black and White image - Ardie Hunt
Colored image - Mark C. Lea in honor of his grandfather Keith F. Lea CO LCI(G)-542
The history for USS LCI(L)-454 / LCI(G)-454 is from Mr. Paul Harig and USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
|01||LTjg. Marzano, James USNR||2 September 1943 - 1 November 1944|
|02||LTjg. Karp, Samuel USNR||1 November 1944 - 12 February 1945|
|03||LTjg. Rosenberg, Harold USNR||12 February 1945 - 3 July 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Chronology of USS LCI(L)-454
Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 17 October 2014
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