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USS LCI(L)-598


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Echo - Kilo
NPEK
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 (2)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 March 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 20 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-598, 26 April 1944, LT. D. J. Schalk USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-598 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater 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, 28 June 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
     

  • For the Okinawa operation USS LCI(L)-598 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirteen, (flagship) CDR. M. B. Brown USN (33);
    LCI Group Fifty-Seven, LCDR. A. J. Ormstom
    LCI Division One Hundred-Fourteen
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-598 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 December 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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 knots; 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
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Schalk, D. J., USNR26 April 1944 - ?

    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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