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USS LCI(G)-742 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-742 (1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Lima - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive-Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 20 May 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 6 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-742, 26 April 1944. LTjg. F.J. Geiger USNR in command (May 1945)
Reclassified LCI(G)-742, 31 December 1944
Reclassified LCI(M)-742, 30 April 1945
During World War II USS LCI(L)-742 / LCI(G)-742 / LCI(M)-742 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Fourteen, CAPT. T.W. Rimer;
LCI Group Forty (flagship), LCDR. H. Brown;
LCI Division Seventy-Nine and participated in the following campaigns:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCI(M)-742 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 10 January 1947, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September 14 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 7 April 1945
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 3 March 1945
Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t. (loaded)
Length 158' 5½"
Beam 23' 3"
Light, 3'1½" mean
Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
16 kts (max.)
14 kts maximum continuous
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
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
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
two 40mm guns
four 20mm guns
six .50cal machine guns
10 MK7 rocket launchers
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
Diesel 869 Bbls
lube oil 200 gal.
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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||USS LCI(M)-742 underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(M)-742 underway in the Pacific, circa 1944-45, location unknown.
Photo by Lionell Tucker USS LCI(M)-1057.
The history for USS LCI(L)-742 / LCI(G)-742 / LCI(M)-742 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
Last Updated 26 October 2012
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