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USS LC(FF)-995
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USS LCI(L)-995 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Charlie - Hotel
NZCH
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 11 April 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.;
  • Launched, 4 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-995, 27 May 1944, LTjg. J. E. Favell USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Converted to a Landing Craft Flotilla Flagship LC(FF)-995, 31 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)-995 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty Three, LCDR. R. H. Brazeal USN;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Nine, LT. T.T. Brooks USN;
    LC(FF) Div One Hundred Thirty-Eight and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 29 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Decommissioned in March 1946
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(FF)-995 earned two battle stars during World War II
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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 knots; 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 860 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)-995 83k USS LC(FF)-995 under way, photo taken from USS LST-817, date and location unknown. Maynard Altizer

    The history for USS LCI(L)-995 / LC(FF)-995 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Favell, J. E., USNR27 May 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
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    Last Updated 11 August 2017