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USS LCI(L)-1072


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Tango - Charlie
NZQT
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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 31 May 1944, at Defoe Ship Building Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 16 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1072, 21 June 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1072 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 28 and 29 November 1944
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the State Department, 20 March 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-1072 received two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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
    Complement 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
    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
    Armament five single 20mm guns two forward, one amidship, two aft, on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    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)-1072 322k USS LCI(L)-1072 crew photo, South Pacific, date unknown. John De Noma

    The history for USS LCI(L)-1072 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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