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Minivet (AMCU-32) (1952 - 1957)
USS LCI(L)-969 (1944 - 1952)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Xray - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 February 1944, at Consolidated Steel, Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 27 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-969, 21 April 1944, LT. J.W. Clement in command
  • During WWII USS LCI(L)-969 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Mindoro landings, 15 September 1944

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-969 was assigned to China Service from 22 November to 16 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 3 October 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Renamed Minivet, 7 March 1952, designated Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-32
  • Conversion canceled, 1 July 1954, and redesignated Landing Ship Infantry Large LCIL-969
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register in March 1957
  • USS LCI(L)-969 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as a target
    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
    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
    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
    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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    USS LCI(L)-969 / Minivet (AMCU-32)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Clement, J.W.21 April 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
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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