Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

USS LC(FF)-1083
USS LCI(L)-1083 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Uniform - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 26 July 1944, at Defoe Ship Building Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 8 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1083, 24 August 1944;
  • Redesignated Landing Craft (Flotilla Flagship) LC(FF)-1083, 20 January 1945, LTjg. C. L. Bryner USNR in command
  • During World War II LC(FF)-1083 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; LCI(FF) Flotilla Twenty-Three, LCDR. R. H. Brazeal; LC(FF) Group Sixty-Nine, LT. T.T. Brooks; LC(FF) Div One Hundred Thirty-Nine
  • Following World War II LC(FF)-1083 performed occupation duty in the Far East, 20 September to 5 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Pacific, March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    LCI(L)-1083 112k USS LCI(L)-1083 commissioning crew, at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, upon completion of training, circa August 1944.
    Photo courtesy courtesy Tom Moses.
    Robert G. Morrissey
    LCI(L)-1083 128k USS LCI(L)-1083 officers, at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, upon completion of training, circa August 1944. ENS. Jack Moses, 2nd from left, Engineering Officer.
    Photo courtesy courtesy Tom Moses.
    Robert G. Morrissey
    LCI(L)-1083 80k USS LCI(L)-1083 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy courtesy Tom Moses.
    Robert G. Morrissey

    The history for LCI(L)-1083 / LC(FF)-1083 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information<
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    Back to the Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To the Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 9 March 2012