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USS LCI(M)-807
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USS LCI(G)-807 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-807 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Oscar - India
NWOI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (1KIA, 7WIA) 1 April 1945, Okinawa

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 3 August 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 2 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-807, 8 September 1944, LTjg. H. G. Murphy USNR in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-807 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-Two
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-807, 31 December 1944
  • Arrived Kossol Roads, Palau Islands, 15 February 1945
  • Departed Kossol Roads, 1 March 1945, arriving at San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 4 April 1945
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-807, 30 April 1945
  • USS LCI(G)-807 participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation (as LCI(G)-807 and LCI(M)-807)
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
    26 March 1945 - participated in the assault of Kerama Retto and support of UDTs at
    Okinawa Shima
    1 April 1945 - participated in assault of Okinawa Shima
    While supporting Army troops coming ashore on Brown Beach a "hang fire"
    occurred on a port side 4.2 mortar, that exploded killing one (Parker) and
    injuring seven other crewmen.
    16 April 1945 - participated in the assault of Ie Shima
    During the above period the area was subjected to numerous enemy air attacks, LCI(G)-807 receiving
    credit for shooting down one medium type Betty Bomber, 21 April 1845 at Nagawan
    14 May 1945 - participated in the harassing of Naha, Okinawa Shima
    3 June 1945 participated in the assault of Iheya Shima
    14 to 18 June 1945 - participated in the bombardment of southern Okinawa Shima
    Subjected to intermittent enemy air attacks during the period April through June 1945
    Minesweeping operations - Pacific
    Skagway (East China Sea - Ryukyus Area), 27 October to 3 November 1945
    History contributed by Walt Shults USS LCI(L)(G)(M)-807 .

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-807 / LCI(M)-807 received two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 24 March 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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    The history for LCI(L)-807 / LCI(G)-807 / LCI(M)-807 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Murphy, H. G., USNR8 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

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