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Painting by Rev. Joel Osborne

USS LCI(R)-772
USS LCI(L)-772 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Tango - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 12 June 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 July 1944
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-772, 17 July 1944, LT. W.K. Mc Daniel (D), USNR, in command
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket) LCI(R)-772, 15 March 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-772 / USS LCI(R)-772 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty-One
    LCI Group Sixty-Three and
    LCI Flotilla Sixteen, CDR. C.E. Coffin USN (27);
    LCI Group Forty-Eight, LCDR. F. Thompson Jr.;
    LCI Division Ninety-Five and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo lima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(R)-772 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September to 3 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LCI(R)-772 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 19 February 1947, for disposal
  • 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) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(R) Complement
    3 Officers
    31 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(R) Armament
    one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
    four 20mm guns
    two .50 cal machine guns
    six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    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(L)-772
    LCI(L)-772 131k USS LCI(L)-772 underway, starboard bow view, at Astoria, OR., 30 July 1944
    US National Archives photo # NWDNS-80-CASA-443)
    US National Archives
    USS LCI(R)-772
    LCI(L)-651 398k USS LCI(R)-651 with other units of the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force, at Maui, rehearsing for the Iwo Jima landings, date unknown. Other amphibious craft include: USS LCI(R)-707, USS LCI(R)-708, USS LCI(R)-1030, USS LCI(R)-772, USS LCS(L)(3)-56 and USS LCS(L)(3)-55.
    Photo from the July 2010 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item".
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-772 70k USS LCI(R)-772 crew members standing in front of the ship's conning tower, date and place unknown. Rev. Fr. Joel Osborne in honor of his father Tom Osborne USS LCI(R)-772
    LCI(L)-772 209k Commander LCI(L) Flotilla 21 Letter of Commendation issued to the Commanding Officer, LT. W.K. Mc Daniel, USNR, and the officers and men of USS LCI(R)-772 for outstanding performance. Rev. Fr. Joel Osborne in honor of his father Tom Osborne USS LCI(R)-772

    The history for USS LCI(L)-772 / USS LCI(R)-772 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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