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USS LCI(L)-771 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Sierra - Uniform
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 3 June 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 27 June 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-771, 12 July 1944, LT H. W. Campbell, USNR, in command (May 1945)
Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket) LCI(R)-771, 15 March 1945
During World War II USS LCI(L)-771 / LCI(R)-771 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Sixteen, CDR. C.E. Coffin USN (27);
LCI Group Forty-Eight, LCDR. F. Thompson Jr.;
LCI Div Ninety-Five and participated in following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
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|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 28 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LCI(R)-771 ws assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 22 December 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCI(L)-771 / LCI(R)-771 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Transferred to the State Department, November 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5 1/2"
Beam 23' 3"
Draft 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
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
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
four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
two .50 cal machine guns
one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
four 20mm guns
two .50 cal machine guns
six 5" rocket launchers
Diesel 935 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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||USS LCI(R)-771, YF-739 and a Floating Dry Dock grounded at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" 9-10 October 1945.
||USS LCI(R)-771, USS LCI(G)-470 and USS LCI(L)-678 grounded at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" 9-10 October 1945.
||USS LCI(R)-771 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" 9-10 October 1945. Behind LCI(R)-771 is the grounded YF-739.
||Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, USS LSM-49, Courtesy Gordon D. Dorian, RM2/c, USS LSM-377 Collection.
||USS LCI(R)-771 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" 9-10 October 1945.
The history for USS LCI(L)-771 / LCI(R)-771 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
Last Updated 17 February 2012
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