USS LCI(L)-222

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History
United States
Name: USS LCI(L)-222
Builder:
Laid down: 17 October 1942
Launched: 29 November 1942
Commissioned: 3 December 1942
Struck: 1946
Fate: Sold on 7 November 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Landing Craft Infantry
Displacement: 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 t.(loaded)
Length: 158 ft 5.5 in (48.298 m)
Beam: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
Draft:
  • Light, 3 ft 1.5 in (0.953 m) mean
  • Landing, 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) fwd, 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) aft
  • Loaded, 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) fwd, 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) aft
Propulsion: 2 sets of 4 General Motors diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
Speed:
  • 16 kn (30 km/h) (max.)
  • 14 knots (26 km/h) maximum continuous
Endurance: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h), loaded, 500 nautical miles (930 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h); and 110 tons of fuel
Capacity: 75 tons cargo
Troops: 6 Officers, 182 Enlisted
Complement: 3 officers, 21 enlisted
Armament:
Armor: 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower, and pilot house

USS LCI(L)222 was a United States Navy ship classified as a Landing Craft Infantry Large. She was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.

LCI-222 was laid down on 17 October 1942, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, Massachusetts and launched on 29 November 1942. She received her commission on 3 December 1942.

During World War II USS LCI(L)-222 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the New Georgia Group operations, the New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation from 1 to 4 July 1943, the Vella Level occupation on 15 August 1943, the Treasury Island-Bougainville operation and the Treasury Island landing, on 27 October 1943, and the occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, on 3 and 4 December 1943. USS LCI(L)-222 was at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands on 8 December 1945 en route from Tiapan to Pearl Harbor.

Her decommissioning date is unknown. She was struck from the Naval Register in 1946 and was sold on 7 November 1946 with her final disposition and fate unknown.

USS LCI(L)-222 earned two battle stars for World War II service

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