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USS LCI(R)-1030
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USS LCI(L)-1030 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - India - Romeo
NZIR
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, 1 May 1944, at Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland OR.
  • Launched, 8 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1030, 18 July 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket) LCI(R)-1030, 15 March 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1030 / USS LCI(R)-1030 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns/actions:
    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
    Arcadia (Kyushu-Korea area), 1 to 5 September 1945
    Tsushima (Kyushu-Korea area), 31 October to 4 November 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 11 April 1945
     
  • Following World War II LCI(R)-1030 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September to 24 November 1945 which included:
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 26 May 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-1030 / USS LCI(R)-1030 received three one battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 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 4 Officers, 24 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 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(R) Armament one 40mm gun, four 20mm guns, six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-651 398k USS LCI(R)-651 with other units of the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force, at Maui, rehearsing for the Iwo Jima landings, date unknown. Other amphibious craft include: USS LCI(R)-707, USS LCI(R)-708, USS LCI(R)-1030, USS LCI(R)-772, USS LCS(L)(3)-56 and USS LCS(L)(3)-55.
    Photo from the July 2010 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item".
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-1030 67k USS LCI(R)-1030 at Iwo Jima, date unknown. Bill Brinkley

    The history for USS LCI(L)-1030 / USS LCI(R)-1030 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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    Last Updated 22 October 2010