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USS LCI(L)-1092 (1944 - 1949)

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

USS LSIL-1092 was transferred to France redesignated RFS L9032
LCI(L)-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 6 September 1944, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 19 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1092, 23 September 1944, LTjg. D. A. Schaefer USNR in command
  • During and after World War II USS LCI(L)-1092 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR. E. C. Floger;
    LCI Group Fifty-Six, LTjg. C. M. Reese USNR;
    LCI Division One Hundred Eleven and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operations Pacific
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 April to 30 June 1945
    Minesweeping operations Pacific
    Sasebo (Kyushu-Korea area) - 21 to 25 September 1945
    Tsushima Straits (Kyushu-Korea area) 12 to 20 October 1945
    Skagway (East China Sea-Ryukyus area) - 27 October to 5 November 1945

  • Following World War II USS Arcturus was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 16 December 194519 June 1946 to 10 May 1949

  • Decommissioned, date unknown and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-1092, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program to France for use in French Indochina, 8 January 1951, redesignated L9032
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-1092 earned two battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 236 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
    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
    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 - As Built
    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
    Current - two GM 12V-71's w/reverse gears, BHP 800, twin variable pitch propellers are now locked

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    LCI(L)-1092/LCS(L)(3)-54/42 45k From left to right, USS LCI(L)-1092, USS LCS(L)(3)-54 and LCS(L)(3)-42 in dry dock, location unknown, circa 1945. Harold Tolmas RM2/c USS LCS(L)(3)-54 and the LCS Association

    The history for USS LCI(L)-1092 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Schaefer, D. A., USNR23 September 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

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