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USS LCI(M)-742
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USS LCI(G)-742 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-742 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Lima - Mike
NQLM
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:

    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
    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
     
  • 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
    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
    Diesel 869 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(M)-742 67k USS LCI(M)-742 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(M)-742 90k USS LCI(M)-742 underway in the Pacific, circa 1944-45, location unknown.
    Photo by Lionell Tucker USS LCI(M)-1057.
    Robert Morrissey

    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
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