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USS LCI(G)-751
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USS LCI(L)-751 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Bravo - Quebec
NQNQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 20 March 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland. OR.
  • Launched, 9 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-751, 22 April 1944, LT. H. D. Frick USN in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-751, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(G)-751 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Six, CDR. A.R. Montgomery USN;
    LCI Group Sixteen, LCDR. R. S. Richabaugh USNR;
    LCI Division Thirty-One and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Nasughu, 31 January to 2 February 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 24 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 22 November 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-751 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(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 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
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 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(G)-751 72k USS LCI(L)-751 crew photo, commissioning day, 22 April 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland. OR. The numbers 751 are visible through the camouflage paint on the conning tower.
    US Navy photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 68k USS LCI(L)-751 officers, commissioning day, 22 April 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland. OR
    US Navy photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 34k Jack Wright is to the right. He and his shipmate are standing at one of USS LCI(G)-751's four 20mm gun mounts, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 13k USS LCI(G)-751 conning tower, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 22k USS LCI(G)-751 40mm gun crew, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 25k Two, names unknown, USS LCI(G)-751 crew members, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 36k Firing one of USS LCI(G)-751's two .50 machine gun crews, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey
    LCI(G)-751 29k Adding a down plane symbol to the USS LCI(G)-751's conning tower, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Robert Wright in honor of his father Jack Wright USS LCI(G)-751
    Robert Morrissey

    The history for USS LCI(L)-751 / LCI(G)-751 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
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