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

USS LCI(L)-812


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Quebec - Romeo
NWQR
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 in 1944 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Barber N.J.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered, September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-812, 19 September 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-812 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCI Flotilla 5 Group 14, CDR. H.H. Mattson in command, and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II LCI(L)-812 performed occupation duty in the Far East, including China service, 24 September 1945 to 24 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, 14 July 1946, at San Diego, CA., LTjg. Harold Bleyhl USNR, in command
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Sold, 13 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-812 received one battle star for World War II service.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t.(landing); 389 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    There are currently no images of USS LCI(L)-812 available at NavSource

    The history for USS LCI(L)-812 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

    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 W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last updated 29 February 2008