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USS LC(FF)-1081
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USS LCI(L)-1081 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Sierra - India
NZSI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 17 July 1944, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1080, 22 August 1944
  • USS LCI(L)-1080 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-1080, 20 January 1945
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)-1080 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LC(FF) Flotilla Twenty Three, LCDR. R. H. Brazeal USN;
    LC(FF) Group Sixty-Nine, LT. T.T. Brooks USN;
    LC(FF) Division One Hundred Thirty-Nine and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 April and 30 May to 20 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LC(FF)-1081 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    20 September 1945 to 15 April 194620 September 1945 to 15 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Pacific, March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-1081 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 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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    The history for USS LCI(L)-1081 / LC(FF)-1081 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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