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USS LCI(L)-533 (Jan-1944 - Dec 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Echo
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
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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||USS LC(FF)-533 underway, date and location unknown.
||Jay Griffin for his father Ralph Griffin S1/c LCT (6) Flotilla 39
||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
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
Last Updated 14 April 2009
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