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USS LCI(R)-230
USS LCI(L)-230 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - November - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 22 November 1942, at George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 31 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-230, 6 January 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-230 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Hollandia operations
    Altape, Humboldt Bay - Tanahmerah Bay, 21 to 25 April 1944
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945
    Western New Guinea operations
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operations, 17 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May and 29 May to 1 June 1944
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 26 February 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 26 to 28 March 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945

  • USS LCI(L)-230 was reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Rocket), LCI(R)-230, 10 July 1945;
  • Following World War II USS LCI(R)-230 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 5 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-230 earned six battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 5 December 1946, fate unknown
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft 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
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(R) Complement
    3 Officers
    31 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
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50 cal machine guns
    LCI(R) Armament
    one 40mm bow mounted gun mount
    four 20mm guns
    two .50 cal machine guns
    six 5" rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 935 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(L)-230 79k USS LCI(L)-230 beached while boarding troops at Port Stephens, in Shoal Bay NSW Australia, circa 1943. Photo - Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
    Caption - Sean Bingolf
    LCI(L)-230 48k US troops of the 32nd infantry come ashore from USS LCI(L)-230 during practice landing at Combined Operations School Port Stephens, NSW, Australia, circa 1943.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 304847
    Mike Green
    LCI(L)-224/230 68k USS LCI(L)-230 and LCI(L)-224 beached while discharging troops onto the beach at Emirau Island, New Guinea, 20 March 1944.
    US National Archives image
    Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-230 872k USS LCI(L)-230 getting into position to launch rockets at Palawan Island, Philippines note splashes in water, 26 February 1945. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian

    The history for USS LCI(L)-230 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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