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USS LCI(L)-881


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - India - Xray
NXIX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 19 September 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 17 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-881, 24 October 1944, LTjg. E. L. Field USNR in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-881 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR. E.C. Folger;
    LCI Group Fifty-Five, LCDR. S. J. Kelley, USNR
    LCI Division One Hundred-Ten and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-881 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 25 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date known, at Naval Station Long Beach, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-881 received one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 8 November 1946
  • 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)-731 78k Decommissioned LCI's moored at Naval Station Long Beach, CA., circa 1946. Ships that can be identified include LCI(L)-881, LCI(L)-731, LCI(L)-980, LCI(L)-979, and LCI(L)-637.
    Photo by The Inman Co., Long Beach, CA.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history for USS LCI(L)-881 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Field, E. L., USNR24 October 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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