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USS LC(FF)-775
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USS LCI(L)-775 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Tango - Romeo
NQTR
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 19 June 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 9 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-775, 29 July 1944, LT. D. W. Shields USNR in command (May 1945)
  • USS LCI(L)-775 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) USS LC(FF)-775, 20 January 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-775 / LC(FF)-775 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    USS LCI(L)-775

    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    USS LC(FF)-775

    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • For the Okinawa Gunto operation USS LC(FF)-775 came under the command of:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three LCDR. R. H. Brazeal;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Nine, LT. T. T. Brooks;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Seven
  • Following World War II LC(FF)-775 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 5 September to 16 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-775 earned one battle star and as USS LC(FF)-775 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-775 458k USS LCI(L)-775 in heavy surf after rapid landing operation of Lion 8 at MTA Beach, Port Hueneme, CA., 11 November 1944.
    US Navy photo 80-G-289849, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    National Museum of the US Navy
    LCI(L)-775 286k USS LCI(L)-775 grounded on MTA Beach, Port Hueneme, CA., 13 November 1944. She is in approximate depth of keel in sand at 08:15 a.m. U.S.
    US Navy photo 80-G-289847, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    National Museum of the US Navy
    LCI(L)-775 326k Crewmen and Port Hueneme personnel endeavor to get USS LCI(L)-775 afloat at MTA Beach, Port Hueneme, CA., 14 November 1944. Note the large pile of sand pushed up by bulldozers.
    US Navy photo 80-G-289852, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    National Museum of the US Navy
    LCI(L)-775 592k Crewmen and Port Hueneme personnel work against the elements to pry USS LCI(L)-775 off the beach at Point Hueneme, CA., 21 November 1944.
    US Navy photo from the December 2012 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "Elsie Item"
    Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-775 / LC(FF)-775 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Shields, K. W. USNR29 July 1944 - ?

    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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    Last Updated 30 June 2017