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USS LCI(G)-547
USS LCI(L)-547 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Echo - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 1 January 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 2 February 1944
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-547, 5 February 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-547 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Cape Sansapor operation, 31 July and 1 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings; 4 to 18 January 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    El Fraile (Fort Drum), Manila Bay 13 April 1945

  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-547, 15 July 1945
  • Redesignated USS LCI(L)-547, 10 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-547 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 29 October 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    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
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    two sets of 4 General Motors Diesel engines, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-663 741k USS LCI(L)-547 and USS LCI(L)-663 landing troops from the 126th RCT of the 32nd Division at Morotai, the northernmost of the Moluccas Islands, 15 September 1944.
    Photo from the USS LCI National Association's 2009 calendar, a US National Archives photo, courtesy Dennis Blocker.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-547 51k USS LCI(L)-547 landing troops at Morotai, 15 September 1944.
    US National Archives image.
    Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-547 80k USS LCI(L)-547 landing troops at Morotai, 15 September 1944. USS LCI(L)-547 grounded 100 yards from the beach and troops struggled ashore in water up to their necks. The LCI to the left in the photo is USS LCI(L)-663.
    Photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2004 Calendar, courtesy Lew Miller, RM1/c, USS LCI(L)-547
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI-77/78/81/582/79/547 95k USS LCI(G)-77, USS LCI(G)-78, USS LCI(G)-81, USS LCI(M)-582, USS LCI(G)-79 and LCI(G)-547 moored to a buoy at San Diego, CA., mid-October 1945 after returning home from the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. James E. Mertz for his father Edward H. Mertz MoMM3/c LCI(G)-79

    The history for USS LCI(L)-547 / LCI(G)-547 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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