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USS LCI(L)-1077 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Romeo - Romeo
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:
|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
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
16 kts (max.)
14 kts maximum continuous
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
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
four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
two .50 cal machine guns
one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
four 20mm guns
two .50 cal machine guns
six 5" rocket launchers
Diesel 935 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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||World War Two War Bond Drive poster (1944) featuring USS LCI(L)-1077
||USS LCI(L)-1077 under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||Aerial view of the Iwo Jima beachhead, circa February 1945. Ships that can be can identified include
USS LST-784 and
USS LST-775. LSM's include
USS LSM-47 and
USS LSM-43. LCTs include
LCT-1029. The one lone LCI that is identifiable is USS LCI(L)-1077.
USMC photo # 110582
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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.
||USS LCI(L)-1077 at Iwo Jima, firing rockets, to support the assault of 19 February 1945.
||USS LCI(R)-1077 crew photo, date unknown.
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)
|01||LTjg. Armstrong, George N., USNR||15 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
Last Updated 20 January 2017
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