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USS LCI(M)-1089
USS LCI(G)-1089 (1944 - 1945)
USS LCI(L)-1089 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Uniform - Tango
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 23 August 1944, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co. Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 5 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1089, 9 September 1944, LTjg. B. L. Brenneman USNR, in command
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-1089, 31 December 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-1089, 30 April 1945
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1089 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Fourteen CAPT. T. W. Rimer USN;
    LCI Group Forty-One, LCDR. LCDR. R. F. Hunnicutt;
    LCI Division Eighty-Two and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
    Minesweeping operations-Pacific
    Nagasaki (Kyushu-Korea area), 10 to 16 September 1945
    Bungo-Suido (Honshu area), 22 September to 29 October 1945

  • Following World War II USS LCI(M)-1089 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 22 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-1089 / LCI(M)-1089 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 July 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t. (loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    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) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement
    4 Officers
    49 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
    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
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    10 MK7 rocket launchers
    LCI(M) Armament
    one single 40mm gun, forward
    four 20mm guns
    three 4.2" chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 869 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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    LCI(R)-1089 240k USS LCI(L)-1089 moored, probably at Naval Amphibious Base Solomons, MD. circa September 1944
    Photo courtesy Paul W. O'Toole for his father crewman William O'Toole, MoMM3/c, and acting Chief in 1945. LCI(M)-1089
    Robert Morrissay
    LCI(R)-1089 344k USS LCI(L)-1089 commissioning crew photo taken at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, upon completion of training, circa September 1944.
    Photo courtesy Paul W. O'Toole for his father crewman William O'Toole, MoMM3/c, and acting Chief in 1945. LCI(M)-1089
    Robert Morrissay
    LCI(R)-1089 239k USS LCI(L)-1089 Black Gang, circa 1944. Petty Officer 3rd Class William O'Toole top row fourth from left.
    Photo courtesy Paul W. O'Toole for his father crewman William O'Toole, MoMM3/c, and acting Chief in 1945. LCI(M)-1089
    Robert Morrissay
    LCI(R)-1089 47k USS LCI(R)-1089 underway off Okinawa, 6 July 1945.
    National Archives image
    Bill Brinkley

    The history for USS LCI(L)-1089 / LCI(G)-1089 / LCI(M)-1089 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

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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