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USS LCI(G)-565
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USS LCI(L)-565 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Yankee - India
NFYI
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 (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 January 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 28 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-565, 3 March 1944, LT. G. J. Headley USN in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-565, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(G)-565 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; LCI Flotilla Six, CDR. A.R. Montgomery USN; LCI Group Sixteen, LCDR. R. S. Richabaugh USNR; LCI Div Thirty-Two (May 1945) and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 28 June 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
     

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 18 November 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-565 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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
    LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 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 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
    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.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(M)-951 61k From right to left;
    USS LCI(G)-462
    USS LCI(G)-454
    USS LCI(M)-756
    USS LCI(G)-542
    USS LCI(G)-464
    USS LCI(G)-528
    USS LCI(G)-472
    USS LCI(G)-565
    and USS LCI(M)-951 nested together while moored to a buoy at San Diego, CA., in the summer of 1946.
    Photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2004 Calendar, courtesy Max Wright, USS LCI(G) 80 and USS LCI(G)-462.
    Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-565 / LCI(G)-565 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The LCI(G)'s of Flotilla 6
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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