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USS LCI(L)-965


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Whiskey - India
NYWI
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 4 March 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 23 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-965, 19 April 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-965 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landing, 7 and 8 December 1944
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Visayan Island landings, 26 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 16 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-965 was assigned to China Service from 22 November to 16 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-965 received three battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 24 February 1947
  • 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)-965/685 27k USS LCI(L)-965 and USS LCI(L)-685 beached, date and location unknown. Paul Carignan for his father
    SC 3/c Gerard Carignan USS LCI(L)-965

    The history for USS LCI(L)-965 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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    Last Updated 11 August 2017