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USS LCI(L)-750

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - November - Lima
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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI(L)-750 was transferred to Argentina and named ARA BDI No.5 (Q-58)
LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 13 March 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 5 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-750, 17 April 1944, Ltjg. S.A.R. White, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LCI(L)-750 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Eight;
    LCI Group Twenty-Three;
    LCI Division Forty-Five and participated in the following campaigns::
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Western New Guinea operation
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Nasbugu, 31 January 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 16 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 8 to 10 December 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in January 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 18 February 1948
  • Transferred to the government of Argentina, redesignated ARA BDI No.5 (Q-58) in 1948
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by the Argentine Navy in 1961, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-750 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 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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    LCI(G)-750 34k USS LCI(L)-750 beached at Mindoro, P.I., circa 13 April 1945. Bob L. Pettit EM1/c USS LCI(L)-750
    ARA BDI No.5 (Q-58)
    LCI(L)-606/LSM-344 20k ARA BDI No.5 (Q-58) and ARA BDI No.4 (Q-57) (ex-USS LCI(L)-750 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    The history for LCI(L)-750 / LCI(G)-750 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
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    Summarized Deck Log of LCI(L)-750 as compiled by Bob L. Pettit USS LCI(L)-750
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