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USS LC(FF)-783
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USS LCI(L)-783 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Whiskey - Zulu
NQWZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 22 June 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N. J.
  • Launched, 26 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-783, 31 July 1944. LTjg. H .C. Reeder USNR in command (May 1945)
  • USS LCI(L)-783 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-783, 20 January 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-783 / LC(FF)-783 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    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 and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 7 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LC(FF)-783 received one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, July 1951
    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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    The history for USS LCI(L)-783 / LC(FF)-783 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Reeder, H .C., USNR31 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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