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USS LCI(M)-741
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USS LCI(G)-741 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-741 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Lima - Hotel
NQLH
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 8 February 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-741, 13 March 1944, LT. R.M. Laird USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-741, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-741, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-741 / LCI(G)-741 / LCI(M)-741 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Fourteen, CAPT. T.W. Rimer;
    LCI Group Forty, LCDR. H. Brown;
    LCI Division Seventy-Nine and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September 14 October 1944
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 3 March 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 17 January 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)(G)(M)-741 earned four 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 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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    The history for LCI(L)-741 / LCI(G)-741 / LCI(M)-741 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
    Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
    Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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