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USS Skimmer (MHC-41)
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USS Skimmer (AMCU-41) (1952 - 1954)
USS LCI(L)-1093 (1944 - 1950)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Uniform - Foxtrot

NZUF
LCI(L)-1093 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

AMCU-41 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal
LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Ship Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 11 September 1944, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 23 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1093, 23 September 1944, LT. O. M. Brown USNR in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1093 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Thirteen, (flagship) CDR. M. B. Brown USN (33);
    LCI Group Fifty-Seven, LCDR. A. J. Ormstom
    LCI Division One Hundred-Fourteen and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 May to 30 June 1945
  • Decommissioned in July 1946 at Boston, MA. and laid up at Hingham, MA.
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training ship, 20 April 1947
  • Place out of service in January 1950 at Charleston Naval Shipyard
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL

  • LCI(L)-1093 was named Skimmer and reclassified as Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) AMCU-41, 7 March 1952
  • Converted to a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) 15 August 1953 to 15 February 1954 at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Commissioned, Skimmer (AMCU-41) 23 January 1954
  • Reclassified Coastal Minehunter MHC-41, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1955, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960
  • USS LCI(L)-1093 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCI(L) 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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    LCI(L)-1093 61k USS LCI(L)-1093 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI. commissioning day, 23 September 1944 Jack T. Owens USS LCI(L)-1093
    LCI(L)-1093 81k USS LCI(L)-1093 commissioning crew, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI., 23 September 1944 Jack T. Owens USS LCI(L)-1093

    USS LCI(L)-1093 / USS Skimmer (AMCU / MHC 41)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Brown, O. M., 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
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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