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USS LCI(M)-1012
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USS LCI(G)-1012 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-1012 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Foxtrot - November
NZFN
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, 9 May 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 1 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1012, 28 June 1944, LT. J. C. Wilson USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-1012, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-1012, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)(G)(M)-1012 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty-One, CDR. L. B. Balliere, USNR;
    LCI Group Sixty-One, LCDR. W. T. Dom, USNR;
    LCI Division One Hundred Twenty-Two and participated in the following campaigns

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation (as LCI(G)-739)
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation (as LCI(G)-739 and LCI(M)-739)
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(M)-1012 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 November 1945 to 15 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-1012 / LCI(M)-1012 earned two battles star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement 5 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement 4 Officers, 49 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity 6 Officers, 182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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
    LCI(G) Armament two 40mm guns, four 20mm guns, six .50cal machine guns, 10 MK7 rocket launchers
    LCI(M) Armament one single 40mm gun, forward, four 20mm guns, three 4.2" chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    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)-1012 130k USS LCI(M)-1012 underway, forward view from conning tower, note the laundry hanging out to dry, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 68k USS LCI(M)-1012 underway, aft view from conning tower, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 70k USS LCI(M)-1012 in port, well deck view from the conning tower, note the laundry hanging out to dry, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 44k USS LCI(M)-1012 at general quarters, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 63k USS LCI(M)-1012 crew members connecting fueling hose in preparation for an underway refueling evolution, date and place unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 145k USS LCI(M)-1012 crew members preparing for a refueling at sea evolution, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 123k USS LCI(M)-1012 reloading ammunitions, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 65k
    LCI(L)-1012 73k
    LCI(L)-1012 100k
    LCI(L)-1012 75k USS LCI(M)-1012 and several other LCI's reloading ammunitions, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010
    LCI(L)-1012 88k USS LCI(M)-1012 Signalman Fred Magiera and Capt. Wilson, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Dave Conrad LTjg. USNR, USS LCI(M)-1012
    Submitted by Roy Hawk for Philip M. Dampf Jr. LTjg. USNR USS LCI(M)-1010

    The history for USS LCI(L)-1012 / LCI(G)-1012 / LCI(M)-1012 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wilson, J. C., USNR28 June 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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