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USS LCI(R)-1077
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USS LCI(L)-1077 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Romeo - Romeo
NZRR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 June 1944, at DeFoe Ship Building Co., Bay City MI.
  • Launched, 11 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1077, 15 July 1944. LTjg. George N. Armstrong, USNR in command
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), LCI(R)-1077, 15 March 1945, .
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1077 / LCI(R)-1077 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Sixteen, CDR. C.E. Coffin USN (27);
    LCI Group Forty-Eight, LCDR. F. Thompson Jr.;
    LCI Division Ninety-Five and participated in the following campaigns/actions:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 26 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(R)-1077 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 1 September to 12 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 4 December 1946, fate unknown
  • LCI(L)-1077 earned one battle star and LCI(R)-1077 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 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
    3 Officers
    21 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(R) Armament
    one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
    four 20mm guns
    two .50 cal machine guns
    six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 935 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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    LCI(L)-1077 434k World War Two War Bond Drive poster (1944) featuring USS LCI(L)-1077 Tommy Trampp
    LCI(L)-1077 30k USS LCI(L)-1077 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LSM-242 121k Aerial view of the Iwo Jima beachhead, circa February 1945. Ships that can be can identified include USS LST-715, USS LST-790, USS LST-724, USS LST-224, USS LST-784 and USS LST-775. LSM's include USS LSM-242, USS LSM-140, USS LSM-47 and USS LSM-43. LCTs include LCT-892 and LCT-1029. The one lone LCI that is identifiable is USS LCI(L)-1077.
    USMC photo # 110582
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCI(L)-1077 60k USS LCI(L)-1077 and USS LCI(L)-707 along with other Flotilla 21 ships provide fire support for the Iwo Jima landings of 19 February 1945. The battleship in the background is unidentified. Photo courtesy Larry Roth RM1/c and Lt(jg) Ross Fragle USS LCI(R)-1077.
    LCI(L)-1077 91k USS LCI(L)-1077 at Iwo Jima, firing rockets, to support the assault of 19 February 1945. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-1077 70k USS LCI(R)-1077 crew photo, date unknown. Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-1077 / LCI(R)-1077 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Armstrong, George N., USNR15 July 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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    Last Updated 20 January 2017