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USS LCI(L)-868


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Foxtrot
NXFF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 30 August 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N. J.
  • Launched, 28 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-868, 5 October 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-868 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Thirteen, CDR. M. B. Brown USN (33);
    LCI Group Thirty-Nine, LT, N. S. Williams USNR;
    LCI Div Seventy-Seven
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 23 February 1951
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    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 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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    LCI(L)-868 55k USS LCI(L)-868 at anchor, date and location unknown. Erik Martin for his grandfather John McCornack, XO USS LCI(L)-868
    LCI(L)-868 90k USS LCI(L)-868 crew processing Japanese POWs at Palau, date unknown. Erik Martin for his grandfather John McCornack, XO USS LCI(L)-868
    LCI(L)-868 89k USS LCI(L)-868 crew photo, 28 September 1945, Palau Islands. Erik Martin for his grandfather John McCornack, XO USS LCI(L)-868
    LCI(L)-868 89k USS LCI(L)-868 reverse side of crew photo, 28 September 1945, Palau Islands. Erik Martin for his grandfather John McCornack, XO USS LCI(L)-868
    LCI(L)-868 90k USS LCI(L)-868 LCI Flotilla 13 staff members, 28 September 1945, Palau Islands. Erik Martin for his grandfather John McCornack, XO USS LCI(L)-868
    LCI(L)-868 109k John O'Brien standing in front of USS LCI(L)-868's conning tower. John O'Brian, assigned to USS LCI(L)-871, painted the image and called her"Gravel Gertie". Greg O"Brien for his father John O'Brien USS LCI(L)-871

    The history for LCI(L)-868 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

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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