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USS LCI(L)-1070 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Quebec - Kilo
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 21 May 1944, at Defoe Ship Building Co., Bay City, MI.
Launched, 5 June 2008
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1070, 10 June 1944
Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), LCI(R)-1070, 15 March 1945
During World War II USS LCI(R)-1070 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 27 February 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(R)-1070 received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
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(L) Armament five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, two forward of wheelhouse, two 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(R)-1070 underway in column formation with other LCIs, date and location unknown.
||Patrick Burrow for his father Dean Burrow F1/c USS LCI(L)-1024
||LCI(R)-1070 underway off Okinawa, 1945.
National Archives image
||From left to right; USS LCI(R)-643, USS LCI(R)-1070 and USS LCI(R)-1068) moored in a nest at Okinawa, probably in April 1945. Photo taken from USS LCI(R)-785.
||The family of Leonard Lyn Greisz, EM2/c, USS LCI(R)-785.
The history for LCI(L)-1070 / LCI(R)-1070 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
Last Updated 15 September 2008
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