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Dunlin (AMCU-23) (1952 - 1954)
USS LCI(L)-777 (1944 - 1952)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Uniform - Romeo

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 June 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 17 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-777, 7 August 1944, ENS. Lawrence H. Baker USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-777 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two, CDR. Marion M. Byrd, USN and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 to 18 January 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines;
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-777 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    8 September to 9 December 19458 September to 9 December 1945

  • While assigned to China Service USS LCI(L)-777 was assigned to Commander Yangtze Patrol Force
  • Decommissioned, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR. 29 May 1946
  • Redesignated LSIL-777, 28 February 1949
  • Authorized for conversion to Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), 17 December 1951
  • Named Dunlin (AMCU-23), 7 March 1952
  • Conversion canceled, 22 January 1954
  • Reverted to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL-777, 1 July 1954
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 18 September 1956
  • USS LCI(L)-777 received the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 6 January to 15 February 1945, and earned two battle stars for World War II service.
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target 10 September 1958
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    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
    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
    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 800 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    USS Dunlin (AMCU-23)
    Dunlin - A species of sandpiper
    Tommy Trampp

    USS LCI(L)-777 / Dunlin (AMCU-23)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    History of LCI Flotilla 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Baker, Lawrence H., USNR7 August 1944 - 14 December 1945
    02ENS. Daugherty Jr., Carl F., USNR14 December 1945 - 29 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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