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USS LC(FFG)-575
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USS LCI(L)-575 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Alpha - Tango
NPAT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 18 February 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 14 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-575, 20 March 1944
  • USS LCI(L)-575 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-575, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-575 / LC(FF)-575 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 and 8 December 1944

  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-575 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    7 September 1945 to 18 January 1946  
    20 January to 14 March 194620 January to 14 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, Florida Group, March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target in 1956
  • USS LCI(L)-575 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    LCI(L)-575 63k USS LCI(FF)-575 at anchor in the Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China, 12 February 1946. Patricia Smith for her father-in-law, LTjg. Christopher J. Smith, USNR, CO USS LCI(FF)-575, XO USS LCI(L)-335

    The history for LCI(L)-575 / LC(FF)-575 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
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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    Last Updated 31 October 2014