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USS LC(FF)-485 (1944 - 1949)
USS LCI(L)-485 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Sierra - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 13 September 1943, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N. J.
  • Launched, 16 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-485, 23 October 1943, LTjg. D. E. Dionne, USNR, in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Flotilla Flagship LC(FF)-485, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-485 / LC(FF)-485 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three CDR. Dennis L. Francis, USN;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Seven;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Five and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 6 May to 23 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-485 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 to 25 November 194527 November 1945 to 16 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Redesignation Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL-485, 28 February 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-485 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light 3' 1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    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
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers
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    LCS(L)(3)-38/LC(FF)-536/485 83k USS LC(FF)-485 and USS LC(FF)-536 moored astern of USS LCS(L)(3)-38 at Sasebo, Japan, November or December 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    The history for LCI(L)-485 / LC(FF)-485 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
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