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USS LCI(R)-1029
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USS LCI(L)-1029 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - India - Hotel
NZIH
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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland OR.
  • Launched, 2 June 1944
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-1029, 11 July 1944, LTjg. J. H. Lusk USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), LCI(R)-1029, 15 March 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1029 / LCI(R)-1029 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Sixteen, CDR. C.E. Coffin USN (27);
    LCI Group Forty-Eight, LCDR. F. Thompson Jr.;
    LCI Division Ninety-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Minesweeping operations-Pacific
    Sasebo (Kyushu-Korea area), 9 to 30 September 1945
    Arcadia (Kyushu-Korea area), 1 to 5 September 1945
    Tsushima Straits (Kyushu-Korea area), 12 to 20 October 1945 and
    Skagway )East China Sea-Ryukyus area), 27 October to 5 November 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 March to 30 June 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LCI(R)-1029 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 24 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(R)-1029 earned three battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 28 May 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 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
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(R) Complement
    3 Officers
    31 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(R) Armament
    one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
    four 20mm guns
    two .50 cal machine guns
    six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 935 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)-1029 73k USS LCI(R)-1029 firing rockets, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-1028/1029 25k USS LCI(R)-1029 and USS LCI(R)-1028 approach the beach at Okinawa getting into range to fire their rockets in support of US Army ground troops ashore, circa March-June 1945 Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-1029 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Lusk, J. H., USNR11 July 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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