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USS LCI(L)-996


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Charlie - Kilo
NZCK
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 12 April 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 4 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-996, 30 May 1944, LT. T. M. Janeway USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-996 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR. S J. Kelley, USNR;
    LCI Group Fifty-Six, LTjg. C. M. Reese, USNR;
    LCI Div One Hundred Eleven and participated in the following campaigns;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 April to 30 June 1945
    Minesweeping operations-Pacific
    Skagway (East China Sea-Ryukyus area), 27 October to 3 November 1943

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-996 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 12 September to 9 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet and berthed in the Columbia River, March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-996 earned two battle star for World War II service
  • 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)-996 160k USS LCI(L)-996 under way and homeward bound, circa 1946.
    Photo courtesy of Robert Emery Write III.
    Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-996 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Janeway, T. M., USNR30 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 30 June 2017