Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Painting by Rev. Fr. Joel Osborne

USS LCI(M)-804
USS LCI(G)-804 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-804 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Mike - Hotel
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 28 July 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 29 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-804, 4 September 1944, LTjg. W. M. Shumard USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-804, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-804, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-804 / LCI(G)-804 / LCI(M)-804 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five flagship, CAPT. T. W. Rimer USNR;
    LCI Group Forty-One, LCDR. R. F. Hunnicutt USNR;
    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
    Supported UDT operations at Zamami Jima and Kerama Retto, beginning on Love minus 7

  • Following World War II USS LCI(M)-804 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 25 September 194530 September 1945 to 12 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-804 / LCI(M)-804 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 April 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    LCI(L)-804 88k USS LCI(M)-804 partial crew photo, Jack D. Knightstep seated in middle row second from left (starred), Tsingtao, China, 12 October 1945 during the ship’s China Service. Other crew members unknown. Contributed by Jack D. Knightstep USS LCI(M)-804 to the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association. Bob Morrissey
    LCI(L)-804 34k USS LCI(M)-804 conning tower decoration (chick on a mortar). Photo contributed by Jack D. Knightstep USS LCI(M)-804 to the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association, the artwork by Jack Calnan USS LCI(M)-804 Bob Morrissey
    LCI(L)-804 84k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-804 / LCI(G)-804 / LCI(M)-804 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Shumard, W. M., USNR4 September 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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created by David Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 11 August 2017