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Skimmer (AMCU / MHC 41)

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
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1093 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • 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.

    AMCU-7 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator)
  • LCI(L)-1093 named Skimmer and reclassified 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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • Skimmer as LCI(L)-1093 received one battle star for World War II service
    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
    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
    Armament five single 20mm guns two forward, one amidship, two aft, 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

    AMCU Specifications:
    Displacement 260 t.
    Length 159'
    Beam 23' 8"
    Draft 5' 8"
    Speed 14.4 kts
    Complement 41
    Armament two 20-mm mounts
    Propulsion General Motors diesel engines, 1,800shp, two shafts
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    LCI(L)-1093 61k 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 LCI(L)-1093 commissioning crew, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI., 23 September 1944 Jack T. Owens USS LCI(L)-1093

    View the LCI(L)-1093 / Skimmer (AMCU / MHC 41)
    DANFS history entry located at Navsource
    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
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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