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USS LCI(G)-749
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USS LCI(L)-749 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - November - Hotel
NQNH
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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 6 March 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-749, 14 April 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-749 in 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-749 / LCI(G)-749 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaigns;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landing, 7 and 8 December 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Borneo operations
    Brunei Bay operation, 7 June to 15 July 1945

  • Reverted to Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L)-749, 10 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-749 / LCI(G)-749 received three 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(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, ten MK7 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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    LCI(L)-749 494k USS LCI(G)-749 landing Australian troops of the 9th Division on Labuan Island, 10 June 1945
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 209753 by Heller, from the collections of the US National Archives
    Dave Kerr

    The history for LCI(L)-749 / LCI(G)-749 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
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    Last Updated 27 November 2010