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USS LCI(G)-729
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USS LCI(L)-729 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Lima - Uniform
NFLU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 6 December 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 7 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-729, 21 January 1944, LTjg. M. H. Fisher USNR in command
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-729, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-729 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Six, CDR. A.R. Montgomery USN;
    LCI Group Eighteen, LCDR. E.L. Yates;
    LCI Division Thirty-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Western Carline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of Southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Navy Yard Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 September 1947
  • USS LCI(G)-729 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 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 gun mounts, 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 AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    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)-729 93k USS LCI(G)-729 under way, date and location unknown. John W. Scott BM3/c USS LCI(L)-729
    LCI(L)-729 93k USS LCI(G)-729 Commanding Officer LTjg. Fisher (left) and Executive Office LTjg. Miller (right), date and location unknown. John W. Scott BM3/c USS LCI(L)-729
    LCI(L)-729 93k LCI(G)-729 Commanding Officer LT Miller, circa late 1945-early 1946, location unknown. John W. Scott BM3/c USS LCI(L)-729

    The history for USS LCI(L)-729 / LCI(G)-729 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Fisher, M. H. USNR21 January 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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