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USS LCI(L)-607

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Golf - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 5 April 1944,at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 3 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-607, 10 May 1944,
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-607 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater LCI Flotilla Fifteen and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 5 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 12 July 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-607 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    9 September to 3 October 1945 
    4 October to 16 December 19454 October to 16 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-607 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 13 October 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 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 kts; 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 800 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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    285k USS Briareus (AR-12) moored at Espiritu, 20 or 21 July 1944, with USS George (DE-697) alongside while undergoing a seven-day tender availability. LCIs outboard of George are from right to left; USS LCI(L)-683
    USS LCI(L)-980
    USS LCI(L)-981
    USS LCI(L)-607
    Briareus had a long tour of duty at Espiritu from 11 Mar to 26 Sept 1944.
    Photo from the USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) cruise book.
    John Chiquoine
    LCI(L)-607 119k USS LCI(L)-607 landing 77th Division troops at Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 7 December 1944. The ship made landings in western New Guinea, Leyte Gulf, Ormoc Bay, Mindoro, Nasugbu, Mariveles-Corregidor, and the Southern Philippines.Photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2004 Calendar, courtesy George Casey, MoMM3/c, USS LCI(L) 607 Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-607 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

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