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USS LCI(G)-466
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USS LCI(L)-466 (1943 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - November - Whiskey
NQNW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima - 17 to 21 February 1945) - Presidential Unit Citation - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Individual Awards

Navy Cross LT. James J. Horovitz, USNR, CO LCI(G)-466)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 7 August 19534, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 15 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-466, 22 September 1943
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-466, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-466 / LCI(G)-466 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI(G) Flotilla Six, CDR. CDR. A. R. Montgomery USN;
    LCI Group Seventeen, LCDR. C. F. Robinson, USNR;
    LCI Division Thirty-Three and participated in the:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 17 to 19 February 1945

  • Decommissioned, 8 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 February 1948, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-466 earned two battle stars for WWII service and the Presidential Unit Citation for operations at Iwo Jima, 17 February 1945
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 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
    3 Officers
    21 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    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 General Motors Diesel engines, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-466 143k USS LCI(G)-466 commissioning ceremony, 22 September 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J. ENS. Harvey L. Carey is in the center of the photo. Tom Carey for his father LT. Harvey L. Carey, USNR USS LCI(G)-466
    LCI(L)-466 212k USS LCI(G)-466 commissioning ceremony, 22 September 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J. A Gold Star Mother speaking, she had lost 3 sons by September 1943. Tom Carey for his father LT. Harvey L. Carey, USNR USS LCI(G)-466
    LCI(L)-466 36k USS LCI(G)-466 under fire off Iwo Jima, circa 17 to 19 February 1945. Photo by Bob Harker, Engineering Officer, USS LCI (G)-474,
    submitted by Vaughn Hampton USS LCI(G)-450
    LCI(L)-466 89k USS LCI(G)-466 off the Iwo Jima invasion beaches, circa 17 to 19 February 1945. Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-466 / LCI(G)-466 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Carey, Harvey L., USNR22 September 1943 - 16 October 1943
    02LTjg. Horovitz, James J., USNR16 October 1943 - June 1945
    03LTjg. Webber, Deane A., USNRJune 1945 - September 1945
    04LTjg. Moldoff, William M., USNRSeptember 1945 - 8 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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