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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
  • USS LCI(L)-11 earned five battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, disposed of through the US State Department, 13 February 1948, fate unknown
    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
    4 officers
    24 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
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    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, with the exception of the third photo which is LTjg. Bradley Bigelow, USNR, date and location unknown. Robert Morrissey
    LTjg. Bigelow identified by his daughter Claire Bigelow Nalley
    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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