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USS LCFF-1082
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USS LCI(L)-1082 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Sierra - Kilo
NZSK
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 (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 17 July 1944, at Defoe Ship Building, Bay City MI.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1082, 23 August 1944
  • LCI(L)-1082 was redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-1082, 20 January 1945
  • During World War II USS LC(FF)-1082 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, as flagship for LCS Flotilla 4 and participated in the following Campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet in March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LC(FF)-1082 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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;
    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 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;
    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)-70 29k Enlisted crew members of LCS Flotilla 4 staff aboard USS LC(FF)-1082, circa 1945, Philippine Islands. Thomas Hedderick for his father Charles (Rick) Hedderick RM1/c, USNR, LCS Flotilla Four
    LCI(L)-70 172k Certificate given to Charles (Rick) Hedderick RM1/c, USNR, LCS Flotilla Four staff for service during the campaign to Capture and Occupy Okinawa. Thomas Hedderick for his father Charles (Rick) Hedderick RM1/c, USNR, LCS Flotilla Four
    LCI(L)-70 169k Certificate given to Charles (Rick) Hedderick RM1/c, USNR, LCS Flotilla Four staff for service during the Occupation of Japan. Thomas Hedderick for his father Charles (Rick) Hedderick RM1/c, USNR, LCS Flotilla Four

    The history for LCI(L)-1082 / LC(FF)-1082 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
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