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USS LC(FF)-484
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USS LCI(L)-484 (1943 - 1944)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Romeo - Yankee
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-484, 21 October 1943, LTjg. J. C. Larson in command (May 1945)
  • USS LCI(L)-484 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-484, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)-484 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCS(L)(3) Flotilla Three, CAPT. T. C. Aylward, USN (1926)
    LCS(L)(3) Group Eight, LCDR. E. C. Thomas, USNR
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three CDR. Dennis L. Francis, USN;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Seven;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 6 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-484 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 19 September to 10 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 4 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-484 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-484 638k Correspondents touring USS LCI(FF)-484 before departing for the Okinawa Gunto campaign, date and location unknown.
    Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter Elsie Item, July 2011 issue
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-484 73k View from the bow ramp looking aft of USS LCI(FF)-484 underway, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 93k View from the bow looking aft of the bridge and pilot house of USS LCI(FF)-484 while at anchor, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 112k Looking down from the mast at the bridge and pilot house of USS LCI(FF)-484, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 44k USS LCI(FF)-484 moored at Wakayama, Japan, circa 25 September to 24 October 1945, while performing occupation duties. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 92k USS LCI(FF)-484 officers, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 95k USS LCI(FF)-484 officers and crew, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 82k USS LCI(FF)-484 crew, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis on behalf of Ron Heard for his father Joe Heard USS LCI(L)-484 radar operator
    LCI(L)-484 16k USS LCI(FF)-484 at anchor, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis USS LCS(L)-31 and Comm Officer, LCS(L) Group Seven.
    LCI(L)-484 26k LCS(L) Group Seven staff officers; (LTjg. Lentz, LTjg. Fanz, LCDR. Stone (Group Commander), LTjg. House, LT. Jacobson, LTjg. Zachara, LTjg. Jack D. Hollis) aboard USS LCI(FF)-484, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis USS LCS(L)-31 and Comm Officer, LCS(L) Group Seven.
    LCI(L)-484 38k LCS(L) Group Seven communications officers: Left to Right; LTjg. Jack Hollis, Ens. Francis Zachara and LTjg. Jack Lentz aboard USS LCI(FF)-484. Location probably San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, date unknown. Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis USS LCS(L)-31 and Comm Officer, LCS(L) Group Seven.
    LCI(L)-484 33k Second Row: Leroy Garrett, Storekeeper; Anderson, Radioman; Ken Stevinson, Radio; Name unknown; Name Unknown; Troy Yost, Chief Yeoman.
    Third Row: Bowman, Staff Cook; Name unknown; Calvin Dickman, Signalman; Louis Plant, Signalman.
    Back Row: Name Unknown; Bermann, Chief Storekeeper) aboard USS LCI(FF)-484, date and location unknown.
    Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis USS LCS(L)-31 and Comm Officer, LCS(L) Group Seven.
    LCI(L)-484 38k Group Seven Signalmen Calvin Dickman (left) and Louis Plant (right) on the bridge of the USS LC(FF)-484, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for Louis Plant SM1/c LCS(L) Group Seven staff
    LCI(L)-484 46k LCS(L) Group Seven Communications Officer LTjg. Jack Lentz in the Radio Room aboard USS LCI(FF)-484, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for Louis Plant SM1/c LCS(L) Group Seven staff
    LCI(L)-484 24k LCS(L) Group Seven Commanding Officer, LCDR Frank P. Stone on the conning tower of USS LCI(FF)-484, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for Louis Plant SM1/c LCS(L) Group Seven staff
    LCI(L)-484 30k LCDR Frank P. Stone holding the Group Seven pennant after being awarded the Bronze Star for service at Okinawa while serving as LCS(L) Group Seven Commanding Officer, date and location unknown. Michael Hollis for Louis Plant SM1/c LCS(L) Group Seven staff
    LCI(L)-484 56k USS LC(FF)-484 moored pierside and at anchor, date and location unknown Michael Hollis on behalf of the widow of LT. Francis Zachara LCI Group Seven
    LCI(L)-484 55k
    LCI(L)-484 200k

    USS LC(FF)-484 Service as LCS(L) Group Seven flagship (6 May 1945 to 3 February 1946)
    The history for USS LCI(L)-484 / LC(FF)-484 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

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