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USS LCI(L)-983


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Alpha - Kilo
NZAK
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 (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 March 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 18 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-983, 16 May 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-983 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landing, 7 and 8 December 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture o the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Island landings, 28 February to 10 March 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-983 performed occupation duty in the Far East, including China service, 8 September to 16 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 January 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-983 received four battle stars for World War II service.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    LCI(L) 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI-983 93k USS LCI(L)-983 moored to a jetty on the island of Kusaie Island, circa July to September 1946. Robert Morrissey

    The history for USS LCI(L)-983 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    The Voyage of LCI(L)-983 Through Micronesia
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    Last Updated 30 November 2009