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USS LCI(L)-985


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Alpha - Romeo
NZAR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 28 March 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Division, Orange TX.
  • Launched, 22 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-985, 18 May 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-985 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two, CDR. Marion M. Byrd, USN and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo operations
    Brunei Bay operation, 7 to 12 June and 20 to 21 June 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-985 was assigned to China service in the Far East from 22 November to 20 December 1945
  • Decommissioned and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL. in March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-985 received the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 29 January to 10 June 1945, and earned three 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
    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 800 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)-985 55k USS LCI(L)-985 underway either in the Philippines or off New Guinea, date unknown. Paul Arnold for his grandfather, Dwight E. Arnold RM3/c USS LCI(L)-985
    LCI(L)-985 65k USS LCI(L)-985 beached or at anchor in the Philippines or in New Guinea, date unknown. Paul Arnold for his grandfather, Dwight E. Arnold RM3/c USS LCI(L)-985
    LCI(L)-985 78k USS LCI(L)-985 main deck looking aft from the bow gun tub, while underway in the Philippines or off New Guinea, date unknown. Paul Arnold for his grandfather, Dwight E. Arnold RM3/c USS LCI(L)-985
    LCI(L)-985 105k USS LCI(L)-985 beached in the lagoon at Hollandia, New Guinea, date unknown. Paul Arnold for his grandfather, Dwight E. Arnold RM3/c USS LCI(L)-985
    LCI(L)-985 84k USS LCI(L)-985 at anchor (stern anchor), date and location unknown. Paul Arnold for Charles E. Long USS LCI(L)-985
    LCI(L)-985 62k USS LCI(L)-985 moored pierside on the Pasig River, Manila, Philippines, in 1945 while engaged in locating and destroying enemy mines. Paul Arnold for Charles E. Long USS LCI(L)-985

    The history for USS LCI(L)-777 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
    History of LCI Flotilla 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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