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USS Rail (MHC-37)
USS Rail (AMCU-37) (1952 - 1955)
LSIL-1022 (1949 - 1952)
USS LCI(L)-1022 (1944 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Hotel - 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
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 3 March 1944, at Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland OR.
Launched, 17 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1022, 18 May 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-1022 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 5 to 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landing, 7 and 8 December 1944
Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
Following World War II USS LCI(L)-1022 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|8 September to 16 December 1945||8 September to 16 December 1945
Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at Mayport FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Designation changed to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL, 28 February 1949
Authorized for conversion to a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), in Fiscal Year 1952
Contract for conversion placed with New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 March 1952, conversion completed in September 1952
Commissioned Rail (AMCU-37), 13 September 1952
Redesignated Coastal Minehunter (MHC-37), 7 February 1955
Decommissioned, 13 October 1957, at New London, CT.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960
USS LCI(L)-1022 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Sold, date unknown, to Tropicana Products Co., La Ceiba, Honduras, named Abaco-Admiral
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 236 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
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
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
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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||USS LCI(L)-1022 moored alongside an unidentified vessel and an unidentified LSM, date and location unknown.
||Manuel F. Gan Sr. USS LCI(L)-1022
||USS LCI(L)-1022 probably approaching a mooring, date and location unknown.
||Manuel F. Gans Sr. USS LCI(L)-1022
||USS LCI(L)-1022 crew photos. Manuel F. Gans Sr. is at right holding bucket in top picture.
||Manuel F. Gans Sr. USS LCI(L)-1022
USS LCI(L)-1022 / Rail (AMCU-37) (MHC-37)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
Last Updated 30 August 2013
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