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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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||USS LCI(L)-11 conning tower, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-11 unknown crew photos, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-11 BM2/c Ralph Scott Williams Jr. and unknown sailor, date and location unknown.
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
Last Updated 30 March 2012
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