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USS LCI(G)-948
USS LCI(L)-948 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Sierra - India

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS LCI(G)-948 was transferred to the Netherlands, named HNLMS Ijsvogel later transferred to Indonesia and renamed KRI Baruna

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 21 January 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 16 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-948, 24 March 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-948 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 8 September 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-948, 15 July 1945
  • When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(G)-948 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Six, LCDR. T. Gore, USNR;
    LCI Group One Hundred Eight, LCDR. T. Gore USNR;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Sixteen
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-948 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the State Department, 30 May 1946, for disposal
  • Transferred to the Netherlands in 1946, named HNLMS Ijsvogel
  • Handed over to the Dutch East Indies government on the formation of the Indonesian Navy in 1950, renamed KRI Baruna
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 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 gun mounts, 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 AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    LCI-78 69k From left to right ;
    USS LCI(G)-78,

    USS LCI(G)-407,
    USS LCI(G)-473,
    USS LCI(G)-366
    USS LCI(G)-77
    USS LCI(G)-948

    USS LCI(L)-38
    USS LCI(G)-546
    USS LCI(G)-440
    USS LCI(G)-439 moored in a nest at Pearl Harbor, July 1945.
    Photo from the LCI National Association's Newsletter "The Elsie Item", June 1996 issue.
    Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-948 / LCI(G)-948 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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