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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation -Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 19 May 1944, at Albina Engine Works, Portland, OR.
Launched, 27 June 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1033, 11 August 1944, LTjg. Robert N. Rosenthal USNR in command
During World War II USS LCI(L)-1033 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Twenty Two, CDR. Marion M. Byrd, USN and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
|Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
Following World War II USS LCI(L)-1033 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|8 September to 20 December 1945||8 September to 20 December 1945
While assigned to China Service USS LCI(L)-1033 was assigned to Commander Yangtze Patrol Force
Decommissioned in 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
USS LCI(L)-1033 earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 6 January to 15 February 1945,and earned two battle stars for World War II service.
Final Disposition, sold, 14 November 1946, 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)-1033 and USS LCI(L)-519 beached, date and location unknown.
||William Rosenthal for his father LCDR. Robert N. Rosenthal USNR USS LCI(L)-1033
||USS LCI(L)-1033 Bosun Carl Chapple, date and location unknown.
Photo from the June 2017 issue of USS National Association's newsletter, "Elsie Item". courtesy of Ellingson family (Roland Ellingson served in LCI 1033).
The history for USS LCI(L)-1033 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
|01||LTjg. Rosenthal, Robert N., USNR||11 August 1944 - 30 December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Coffman, Albert Ross, USNR||30 December 1945 - March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Fant, Norris L., USNR||March 1946 - 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 13 September 2019
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