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USS LCI(M)-760
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USS LCI(G)-760 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-760 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Papa - Romeo
NQPR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (19 to 26 Feb. 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 14 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-760, 26 May 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-760, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-760, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)(G)(M)-760 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(M)-760 performed occupation duty in the Far East, 18 September 1945 to 2 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 20 January 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-760 received one battle star and USS LCI(M)-760 received one battle star 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(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 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-760 82k USS LCI(M)-760 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy ©Historylink101.com
    Robert Morrissey

    The history for USS LCI(L)-760 / LCI(G)-760 / LCI(M)-760 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

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