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USS LCI(L)-661


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Alpha - Romeo

NGAR
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 February 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 3 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-661, 11 March 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-661 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Cape Sansapor operation, 31 July and 1 August 1944
    Manila-Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 19 to November 1944
     

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-661 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 19 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    Diesel 800 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-661 71k USS LCI(L)-661 under way in convoy, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 64k The conning tower of USS LCI(L)-661, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 80k USS LCI(L)-661 officers, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 68k USS LCI(L)-661 crew member holding one the ships two mascots, a spider monkey. Leyte, date unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 80k USS LCI(L)-661 second mascot, a puppy named "Buddy", date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 72k USS LCI(L)-661 crew photo, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 101k The conning tower of USS LCI(L)-661, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 45k USS LCI(L)-661 officers, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 62k USS LCI(L)-661 officers, date and location unknown. Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 90k Chart of USS LCI(L)-661's voyages, routes were drawn by Coxswain and Gunner Frank Schultz USS LCI(L)-661). Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 115k Chart of USS LCI(L)-661's voyage around New Guinea during the Western New Guinea operations, drawn by Coxswain and Gunner Frank Schultz USS LCI(L)-661). Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661
    LCI-661 73k USS LCI(L)-661 officers and crew, Ens. Ray Greene is third up from bottom on the right with shirt on (not looking at camera), Frank Schultz is third up from bottom on the left between the two crew members wearing shirts. No other crew members identified. Photo provided by Leo Nowicki USS LCI(L)-661) Melvin R. Greene for his father Ens. M. Ray Greene USNR USS LCI(L)-661

    The history for USS LCI(L)-661 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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