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USS LCI(M)-1059
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USS LCI(G)-1059 (1945)
USS LCI(L)-1059 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Quebec - Yankee
NVQY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)



USS LCI(M)-1059 transferred to the Republic of the Philippines
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 March 1944, at DeFoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI>
  • Launched, 12 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1059, 21 April 1944, LTjg. J. A. Gage USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-1059, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-1059, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1059 / LCI(G)-1059 / LCI(M)-1059 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945
    Luzon operations
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
     
  • For the Okinawa Gunto campaigns USS LCI(M)-1059 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Fourteen CAPT. T. W. Rimer USN;
    LCI Group Forty, LCDR. H. Brown USNR;
    LCI Division Seventy-Nine
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)(G)(M)-1059 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Philippine Navy, 2 July 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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    The history for USS LCI(L)-1059 / LCI(G)-1059 / LCI(M)-1059 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Gage, J. A., USNR21 April 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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