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USS LSIL-633
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USS LCI(M)-633 (1945)
USS LCI(G)-633 (1944)
USS LCI(L)-633 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Lima - Kilo
NPLK
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 Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 10 May 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 13 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-633, 19 June 1944, LT. Frank Baumholtz, USNR, in command
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-633, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-633, 30 April 1945
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-633, 14 November 1949
  • During World War II LCI(L)-633 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty-One, CDR. L. B. Balliere, USNR;
    LCI Group Sixty-One, LCDR. W. T. Dom, USNR;
    LCI Division One Hundred Twenty-Two and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation (LCI(L)-975)
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation (LCI(G)-975 / LCI(M)-975)
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCI(M)-633 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from, 19 November 1945 to 2 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1951
  • Sold, 13 February 1951
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-633 / LCI(M)-633 earned two battle stars 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
    LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement 5 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement 4 Officers, 49 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, 10 MK7 rocket launchers
    LCI(M) Armament one single 40mm gun, forward, four 20mm guns, three 4.2mm chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    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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    LCI(L)-627 70k USS LCI(FF)-627, CDR. Michael J. Malanaphy's flagship of Flotilla Three, heads for her D-2 position at Iwo Jima, 17 February 1945. Photographed from USS Halligan (DD-584).
    Also present are USS LCI(M)-633, Another LCI, an AGC and USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) at right.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-K-3527 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Photo - Robert Morrissey
    Caption Ardie Hunt and Mike Green
    LCI(L)-633 47k LCI(M)-633 under way, circa August 1945. Submitted by Tom Shelton, Courtesy Judy Peterson

    The history for LCI(L)-633 / LCI(G)-633 / LCI(M)-633 / LSIL-633 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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