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LCI(L)-992


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX. in 1944
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-992, 27 May 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-992 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LCI(L)-992 performed occupation duty in the Far East, 18 September to 27 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 November 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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(L)-992 75k LCI(L)-992 grounded at Okinawa after the Typhoon of 9 October 1945. She was refloated, 30 October 1945. Photo courtesy Willard W. Hamilton MoMM2/c LCI(L)-992
    LSM-32 94k LSM-32 and LCI(L)-992 entering ABSD-6 at Guam, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history for LCI(L)-992 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
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