Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
USS LCI(L)-462 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Lima - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 2 August 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 8 September 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-462, 16 September 1943
Designation changed to Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-462, 15 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-462 / LCI(G)-462 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan 15 June to 4 August 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
|Tinian capture and occupation, 24 to 4 August 1944
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, 20 November 1946, fate unknown.
USS LCI(G)-462 earned 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"
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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||LCI(G)-462 underway, date and place unknown.
||From right to left:
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 LCI(L)-462 / LCI(G)-462 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
Last Updated 17 October 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|