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USS LCI(L)-636


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Mike - Echo
NPME
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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 20 May 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 16 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-636, 23 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-636 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 28 to 29 November 1944
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, Zamboanga, 1 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 5 November 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USSLCI(L)-636 earned two battle stars for World War II service

    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
    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
    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)-636/621 532k USS LCI(L)-636, USS LCI(L)-621, USS LCI(L)-700, USS LCI(L)-702 and USS LCI(L)-774 and one additional LCI approaching the beach for a landing at Zamboanga, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 1 April 1945.
    US National Archives Records Administration photo #359834, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Morrissey, Beth Golemon, Dennis Blocker
    LCI(L)-634 652k USS LCI(L)-634, USS LCI(L)-636 and USS LCI(L)-621 approaching the beach for a landing at Zamboanga, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 1 April 1945.
    US National Archives Records Administration photo #359831, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Morrissey, Beth Golemon, Dennis Blocker
    LCI(L)-636 635k USS LCI(L)-636 and USS LCI(L)-621 beaching at Zamboanga, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 1 April 1945.
    US National Archives Records Administration photo #359825, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Morrissey, Beth Golemon, Dennis Blocker
    LCI(L)-634 704k USS LCI(L)-634, USS LCI(L)-636 and USS LCI(L)-621 beached at Zamboanga, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 1 April 1945.
    US National Archives Records Administration photo #359827, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Morrissey, Beth Golemon, Dennis Blocker

    The history for LCI(L)-636 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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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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