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USS LCI(L)-989 (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Bravo - Hotel
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 31 March 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 25 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-989, 22 May 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-989 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-989 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    26 September to 17 October 194518 January to 1 May 1946
    23 November 1945 to 8 December 194531 May to 20 June 1946
    8 to 16 December 194621 December 1946 to 22 June 1948
     27 September 1948 to 2 June 1949

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-989, 28 February 1949
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group in July 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • 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
    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 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
    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(L)-989 80k LCI(L)-989 moored to a buoy in Hong Kong Harbor in 1947. Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item," September 1999 issue. Photo courtesy Horace Craig, USS LCI(L) 989, submitted by Ardie Hunt
    LSM-342 95k USS LCI(L)-989 and USS LSM-342 moored in an anchorage with other amphibious ships at either Shanghai or Tsingtao, China, circa October 1946 Paul Webb for his father ENS. Ronald H. Webb, USNR USS LST-1102

    The history for LCI(L)-989 / LSIL-989 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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