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USS LCI(L)-773


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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 12 June 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 2 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-773, 21 July 1944, LTjg. James A. Davis in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-773 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Department of the Army, 26 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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
    Complement
    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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    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
    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(L)-773 16k USS LCI(L)-773 commissioning at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR., 21 July 1944 Heather Craft for her grandfather Robert Craft Sr. EM3/c USS LCI(L)-773
    LCI(L)-773 454k USS LCI(L)-773 commissioning at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR., 21 July 1944. Supervisor of Shipbuilding turning the ship over to LTjg Davis. Heather Craft for her grandfather Robert Craft Sr. EM3/c USS LCI(L)-773 and Jeffrey Davis for his grandfather CDR. (LTjg) James A. Davis, Commanding Officer USS LCI(L)-773
    LCI(L)-773 507k USS LCI(l)-773 crew photo taken at the commissioning ceremony at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR., 21 July 1944. From left to right; Williams QM3/c, Cummings S2/c, Dumas S2/c, Bloszinsky S2/c, Hiebechuk F/2c, Hackett S2/c, Croft S1/c, Houlahan Cox, Sutton S2/c, Tyson S2/c, Craft F1/c, Starcher S2/c, Greenleaf S2/c, Chritz SC2/c, North PM2/c, Curso S2/c, Urban GM3/c, Planutis F2/c, McAdams S2/c, Chappell MoMM2/c. Officers top to bottom, ENS Patterson USN, ENS Check USNR, LTjg James A. Davis, Commanding Officer. Missing from photo; Cash MoMM1/c, Rowton F2/c, McCaffery S2/c, and Taylor STM2/c. Heather Craft for her grandfather Robert Craft Sr. EM3/c USS LCI(L)-773 and Jeffrey Davis for his grandfather CDR. (LTjg) James A. Davis, Commanding Officer USS LCI(L)-773

    The history for USS LCI(L)-773 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Davis, James A.21 July 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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