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USS LCI(M)-801
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USS LCI(G)-801 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-801 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Lima - Romeo
NWLR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 22 July 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 23 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-801, 30 August 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-801, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-801, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(G)-801 / USS LCI(M)-801 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, CAPT. T.W. Rimer;
    LCI Group Forty-One, LCDR. R. F. Hunnicutt;
    LCI Division Eighty-One and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(M)-801 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    9 to 29 September 194530 September 1945 to 12 January 1946

  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, circa 1946-47
  • USS LCI(G)-801 / USS LCI(M)-801 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 27 August 1947
  • 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
    LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement 5 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement 4 Officers, 49 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 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
    LCI(G) Armament two 40mm guns, four 20mm guns, six .50cal machine guns, 10 MK7 rocket launchers
    LCI(M) Armament one single 40mm gun, forward, four 20mm guns, three 4.2" chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    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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    Doyen 239k USS LCI(M)-801 underway on the Hai He River, China, enroute to Peking (Beijing) while performing China service, circa 30 September 1945 to 12 January 1946.
    Photograph courtesy of: Mr. Paul Karpik USS LCI(M)-801.
    Robert Morrissey
    Doyen 118k
    Doyen 175k Photo of nine crew members of USS LCI(M)-801 in 1945.
    Top row (left to right): Anderson, McKay, Woods, Erwin
    Bottom row (left to right): Gerald A. McCreary Jr., Braden, Fieori, Frink
    Kaylee McCreary granddaughter of Gerald Anson McCreary Jr. USS LCI(M)-801

    The history for USS LCI(L)-801 / LCI(G)-801 / LCI(M)-801 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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    Last Updated 11 August 2017