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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Displacement 236 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
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
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
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
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||Decommissioned LCI's moored at Naval Station Long Beach, CA., circa 1946. Ships that can be identified include LCI(L)-881,
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)
|01||LTjg. Field, E. L., USNR||24 October 1944 - ?|
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