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January 6, 2018

Action Report of LCI(L) 683 on the Nasugbu Operation, January 1945

Transcription of an action report related to the 31 January 1945 Nasugbu Landing Operation from the LCI(L)1 683. This is a declassified document2 taken from the United States National Archives. It is part of a group of reports filed by LCI(L) Group 44.

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Serial No. 3.
USS LCI(L) 683
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, California.
CONFIDENTIAL 7 February 1945



Commanding Officer.
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet.
(1) Commander Task Unit 78.2.1 (Commander LCI (L) Flotilla FIFTEEN)
(2) Commander Task Group 78.2 (Commander Amphibious Group EIGHT)
(3) Commander Task Force 78 (Commander SEVENTH Amphibious Force)
(4) Commander SEVENTH Fleet.

Action Report – NASUGBU, LUZON Operation.

(a) Article 874(6), U.S. Navy Regulations 1920.
(b) Com7thPhib Conf. ltr. Serial 0212, dated 17 February 1944.
(c) ALNAV 215, Dec. 1944.
PART I (omitted)


This vessel was a component of the right flank group of Wave #3.
At 1027 on 26 Jan. 1945 this vessel loaded troops of the 188th RCT of the 11th Air Borne Division at TARRAGONA, LEYTE and on the morning of 27 Jan. 1945 took part in practice landing on same beach. At 1731 on 27 Jan. 1945 this vessel was underway and proceeding to take station in the convoy in vicinity of point 030H [not sure, blurred]. No enemy aircraft, surface or undersea units were encountered enroute to objective area. Upon arrival off RED Beach on morning of 31 Jan. 1945 convoy deployed and this vessel in company with other units of Wave #3 proceeded to beach. At 0817 crossed line of departure. At 0824 vessel was beached, ramps were run out and troops began disembarking. 0831 Retracted from beach cleared boat lane area and proceeded to area north of transport area to await reforming of convoy for return trip. No enemy action was encountered from shore or from the air while ship was beached. Returned with Transport Group to Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, P.I. and dropped anchor at 1040 1 Feb. 1945. No enemy action encountered on return trip. At 1335 on 4 Feb. 1945 embarked troops of the 19th RCT for reinforcement at NASUGBU. At 1640 this vessel was steaming with other units of Task Unit 78.2.12 during sortie from Mangarin Bay. Upon arrival at objective area this vessel proceeded to beach with other units of LCI(L) Group and beached at 0827 5 Feb. 1945. Troops were disembarked and ship was off beach by 0853. At 0929 vessel was anchored off Red Beach awaiting the reformation of the convoy. At 1619 this vessel was underway and proceeding to station in convoy for return trip to Mindoro. At 0812 6 Feb. 1945 anchored in Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, P.I. No enemy action was encountered.

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Serial No. 3.
USS LCI(L) 683
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, California.
CONFIDENTIAL 7 February 1945
Subject: Action Report – NASUGBU, LUZON Operation.


No ammunition was expended.


No battle damage incurred.


No comments.


Although this vessel during this operation was not manned to full complement performance of personnel was satisfactory. There were no casualties.


Advance Copy to Cominch.

To view or download the original document, please refer to Item 2 below under Notes and References.

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Notes and references:
1 LCI (L) stands for Landing Craft Infantry (Large). “Glossary of U.S. Naval Abbreviations – L,” online at
2COM LCI(L) GR 44 - Rep of ops In the assault landing on 1/31/45 & resupply landing on 2/5/45 at Nasugbu, Luzon Is, Philippines,” online at the United States National Archives.

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