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USS LCI(L)-707 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Delta - India
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 Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 3 July 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched, 12 July 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-707, 20 July 1944
Classified Landing Craft Large (Rocket) LCI(R)-707, 15 March 1945
During World War II USS LCI(L)-707 / USS LCI(R)-707 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns/actions:
Following World War II USS LCI(R)-707 performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 3 September to 2 November 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-707 earned two battle stars for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5 1/2"
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(R) Complement 3 Officers, 31 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(R) Armament one 40mm gun, four 20mm guns, two .50 cal machine guns, six 5" rocket launchers
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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||USS LCI(R)-651 with other units of the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force, at Maui, rehearsing for the Iwo Jima landings, date unknown. Other amphibious craft include:
USS LCS(L)(3)-56 and
Photo from the July 2010 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item".
||USS LCI(R)-707 and LCI(R)-1070 along with other Flotilla 21 ships provide fire support for the Iwo Jima landings of 19 February 1945. The battleship in the background is unidentified.
||Photo courtesy Larry Roth RM1/c and Lt(jg) Ross Fragle USS LCI(R)-1077.
||USS LCI(R)-707 firing her rockets during the initial assault on Iwo Jima assault, 9 February 1945.
The history for USS LCI(L)-707 / USS LCI(R)-707 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 22 October 2010
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