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USS LC(FF)-532
USS LCI(L)-532 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Charlie
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 December 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched In December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-532, 10 January 1944, ENS. J. C. Crecink USNR in command
  • USS LCI(L)-532 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-532, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-532 / LC(FF)-532 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 and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 17 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-532 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September 1945 to 15 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-532 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 January 1948
  • 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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    LCI(FF)-532 83k USS LC(FF)-532 moored alongside USS LST-685 in the harbor at Sasebo, Japan, while engaged in Occupation service, circa February-April 1946. Photos by Vernon Yeck USS LC(FF)-532 submitted by his daughter, Wendy (Yeck) Clark.
    LCI(FF)-532 50k
    LCI(FF)-532 60k View from the bridge across the bow of USS LC(FF)-532 while waiting for detonation of explosive charges to sink Japanese submarines captured at Sasebo, Japan, circa February-April 1946. Photos by Vernon Yeck USS LC(FF)-532 submitted by his daughter, Wendy (Yeck) Clark.
    LCI(FF)-532 58k View looking aft toward the bridge of USS LC(FF)-532 in the harbor at Sasebo, Japan, circa February-April 1946. Photos by Vernon Yeck USS LC(FF)-532 submitted by his daughter, Wendy (Yeck) Clark.

    The history for USS LCI(L)-532 / LC(FF)-532 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Crecink, J. C., USNR 10 January 1944 - ?

    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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