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Lost to enemy action, 17 August 1943
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Sicilian occupation and 17 August 1943) - Presidential Unit Citation
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Navy Cross (LTjg Carl F. Robison, CO LCI(L)-1) - Silver Star (2) [Rice, Samuel, GM3c USNR and Moore, Eward C. GM3c USNR] - Legion of Merit (Bos'n J. L. Palmer, D-V(S) USNR - Purple Heart - (12)
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 27 July 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 3 September 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1, 7 October 1942.
During World War II USS LCI(L)-1 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCI Flotilla Two and participated in the following campaigns:
Lost through enemy action, 17 August 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCI(L)-1 was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for service in Sicily in July 1943 and two battle stars for WWII service.
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
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|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
9 to 15 July 1943
Displacement 236 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
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 knots; 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
Diesel 860 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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||USS LCI(L)-1 broached on the beach at Sicily, July 1943.
||USS LCI(L)-1 broached on the beach at Sicily, July 1943. Note the bulldozer attempting to get her off the beach.
The history for USS LCI(L)-1 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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