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USS LSIL-536
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USS LC(FF)-536 (1944 - 1949)
USS LCI(L)-536 (1944)


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


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 10 December 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 12 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-536, 17 January 1944, LTjg. J. A. Carrigan Jr., USNR, in command
  • Reclassified Flotilla Flagship LC(FF)-536, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)536 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 campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 2 June 1945
    Minesweeping Operations Pacific
    "Klondike" (East China Sea-Ryukyus Area), 31 October to 7 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Designation changed to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL, 28 February 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • USS LC(FF)-536 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • 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
    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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    LCS(L)(3)-109/38/LCI(l)-536 58k USS LC(FF)-536 moored inboard of USS LCS(L)(3)-38 and USS LCS(L)(3)-109 at Sasebo, Japan, November 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
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    LCS(L)(3)-38/LC(FF)-536/485 83k USS LC(FF)-536 and USS LC(FF)-485 moored astern of USS LCS-38 at Sasebo, Japan, November or December 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
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    LC(FF)-536 66k USS LC(FF)-536 drydocked at Sasebo, Japan, November 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LC(FF)-536 117k USS LC(FF)-536 and USS LCS(L)-21 drydocked at Sasebo, Japan, November 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
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    LC(FF)-536 63k USS LC(FF)-536 drydocked at Sasebo, Japan, November 1945. Courtesy Robert H. Ochs, submitted by the National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130

    The history for USS LC(FF)-536 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

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