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USS LC(FF)-504
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USS LCI(L)-504 (1943 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Whiskey - Hotel
NQWH
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 22 October 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 18 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-504, 23 November 1943, LTjg. H.E. Twietmeyer USN in command
  • USS LCI(L)-486 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) USS LC(FF)-486, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-504 / LC(FF)-504 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three, LCDR. R. H. Brazeal;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Eight, LT. O. G. Howell;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Five
  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-504) performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL. in March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1956
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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)-504 49k USS LC(FF)-504 under way in convoy in the Atlantic Ocean in 1944. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 49k USS LC(FF)-504 crew member Tom Hayden, Atlantic Ocean, 1944. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 36k USS LC(FF)-504 signal bridge gang, Tom Hayden, John Myers and S. Turner. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 42k USS LC(FF)-504 crew member NIck Morano Manning one of the ship's 20mm AA guns. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 33k USS LC(FF)-504 at sea, date and location unknown. Note the LST off in the distance. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 33k USS LC(FF)-504 crewman one of the ship's 20mm AA gun mounts, date and location unknown. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 33k USS LC(FF)-504 crewmen on ladder leading to signal bridge atop the conning tower, date and location unknown. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504
    LCI(L)-504 22k USS LC(FF)-504 crew man working on deck, date and location unknown. Submitted by Brian S. Myers from the collection of his father John H. Myers SM1/c USS LC(FF)-504

    The history for USS LCI(L)-504 / LC(FF)-504 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Twietmeyer, H.E., USN23 November 1943 - ?

    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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