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Lost to enemy action, 24 October 1944

USS LCI(L)-1065

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (24 October 1944) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (5 KIA 24 October 1944)

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, circa 25 April 1944
  • Launched, circa 9 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1065, 16 May 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1065 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 16 to 24 October 1944
  • Lost at sea due to enemy Kamikaze attack, 24 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-1065 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    LCI(L)-1065 16k USS LCI(L)-1065 moored pierside, date and location unknown Charlotte Kempf Bruch
    LCI(L)-1065 48k USS LCI(L)-1065 crew, date and location unknown Charlotte Kempf Bruch
    LCI(L)-1065 118k USS LCI(L)-1065 on fire and just before sinking in Leyte Gulf after being struck by a suicide Betty bomber, 24 October 1944. She was struck at the same time as USS Sonoma (ATO-12). Ships went to her aid, but she was already blazing out of control by the time they arrived. This view is from USS LCI(L) 227, from the Frank M. Ford estate. Brian Miller

    The history for LCI(L)-1065 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

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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