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USS Skimmer (MHC-41)
USS Skimmer (AMCU-41) (1952 - 1954)
USS LCI(L)-1093 (1944 - 1950)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Uniform - Foxtrot
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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 May to 30 June 1945
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
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
Diesel 860 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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||USS LCI(L)-1093 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
commissioning day, 23 September 1944
||Jack T. Owens USS LCI(L)-1093
||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)
|01||LT. Brown, O. M., USNR||23 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
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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