- USS LCI(L)-1091
USS "LCI(L)-1091" was an sclass|LCI(L)-351|large landing craft built for the
United States Navyin World War II. Like most ships of her class, she was not named and known only by her designation.
"LCI(L)-1091" was laid down at Defoe Shipbuilding Co. in
Bay City, Michiganand commissioned 21 September 1944.
She was assigned to the Pacific Theatre and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from
28 Aprilto 30 June 1945.
The landing craft performed
minesweepingduties in the Kōchi- Shikokuarea from 8 September to 16 September, and in the Nagoyaarea from 28 Septemberto 25 October.
"LCI(L)-1091" was on occupation duty from
2 Septemberto 16 December 1945.
28 February 1949, she was, like all other LCIs remaining, reclassified as "LSIL-1091".
The ship was active during the
Korean War. During this time, "LSIL-1091" was assigned as Laboratory Ship [cite web | url = http://www.afpmb.org/military_entomology/usnavyento/history.htm | title = HISTORY OF NAVY ENTOMOLOGY | date = 2006-05-03| accessdate = 2007-12-11 | work = United States Navy Medical Entomology | publisher = United States Navy] for Fleet Epidemic Disease Control Unit No. 1, a part of the U.S. effort to combat malariain Korea. [cite book | first = Irvine H. | last = Marshall | title = Recent advances in medicine and surgery (19-30 April 1954) based on professional medical experiences in Japan and Korea, 1950-1953 | url = http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/KOREA/recad2/ | chapter = Malaria in Korea | chapterurl = http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/KOREA/recad2/ch6-2.htm | editor = Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | location = Washington | publisher = Walter Reed Army Medical Center| year = 1955 | isbn = | oclc = 4011756 | accessdate = 2007-12-11 | page 282 (See footnote 5.)] From October to September 1951, "LSIL-1091" was at Koje-do performing malaria testing among residents and refugees. [Marshall, p. 272.]
In 1955 she was decommissioned at
The former "LSIL-1091" was sold for commercial use and operated as a cannery ship for
salmonon the Yukon Riveruntil 1985. Purchased and moved to Eureka, California, she fished for albacorefrom 1995 until 2003.
In 2005, she was donated to be a
museum shipfor the Humboldt Bay Naval Sea/Air Museum at Eureka, with plans to make her open to the public during restoration. [cite news | url = http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=6409 | title = Historic ship now in hands of Naval Museum | first = Nathan | last = Rushton | work = The Eureka Reporter| date = 2005-12-11| accessdate = 2007-12-11 ]
"LCI(L)-1091" received two
battle stars for World War II action and received four battle stars for Korean War as "LSIL-1091".
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