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USS LC(FF)-533
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USS LCI(L)-533 (Jan-1944 - Dec 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Echo
NWAE
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 Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down. 4 December 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 6 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-533, 12 January 1944
  • USS LCI(L)-533 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-533, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-533 / LC(FF)-533 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-533 performed occupation duty in the Far East, 14 September 1945 to 2 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Sold, 6 January 1947
  • 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-533 34k USS LC(FF)-533 underway, date and location unknown. Jay Griffin for his father Ralph Griffin S1/c LCT (6) Flotilla 39
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053302
    68k USS LC(FF)-533 and LCT (6) Flotilla 39 late 1945 in Japanese waters.
    Photos by Ralph Griffin S1/c with the exception of 1015053304.
    1015053302 - Red Kerburger, Kuster & Eddie Edmonds
    1015053303 - Sellers, Zimmerman & "Meatball" McCray
    1015053304 - Ralph Griffin and Pete Peterson
    1015053305 - Two unknown ship/staff officers
    1015053306 - Unknown ship's officer
    1015053307 - LTjg. Brown
    Jay Griffin for his father Ralph Griffin S1/c LCT (6) Flotilla 39
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053303
    195k
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053304
    201k
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053305
    48k
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053306
    37k
    LCI(L)-533
    1015053303
    43k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-533 / LC(FF)-533 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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