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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal

USS LCI(L)-11 transferred to the United Kingdom
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, in August 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-11, 28 October 1942
  • During World War II LCI(L)-11 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as a unit of LCI Flotilla Two and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North African occupation
    Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
    West Coast of Italy operations 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 22 January to 1 March 1944
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    15 August to 26 September 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943  

  • Decommissioned and leased to the United Kingdom, 3 November 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 17 March 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register,
  • Final Disposition, disposed of through the US State Department, 13 February 1948, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-11 earned five battle stars for WWII service
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft Light, 3'1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft, Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    Speed 16 kts (max.), 14 kts maximum continuous
    Complement 3 officer, 21 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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    Armament four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-11 72k USS LCI(L)-11 conning tower, date and location unknown. Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-11 82k USS LCI(L)-11 unknown crew photos, date and location unknown. Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-11 91k
    LCI(L)-11 70k USS LCI(L)-11 BM2/c Ralph Scott Williams Jr. and unknown sailor, date and location unknown. Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-11 59k

    The history for LCI(L)-11 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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