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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)-12 transferred to the United Kingdom
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-12, 29 October 1942
During World War II USS LCI(L)-12 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCI Flotilla 2 and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
|West Coast of Italy operations
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing 22 January to 1 March 1944
9 to 15 July 1943
|Invasion of Normandy
6 to 25 June 1944
9 to 21 September 1943
Decommissioned and leased to the United Kingdom, 20 October 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, 25 March 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the State Department, 13 February 1948, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-12 received 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)-12 along with other LCIs off the Normandy beaches, June 1944.
||Stan Galik in honor of his father Stanley Galik SC/2 USS LCI(L)-35
||LCI(L)-9 and LCI(L)-12 off loading British troops onto the beachhead at Sword Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944. This photo was taken from an ajacent LCI. Note the sailor to the right ducking down to get out of the line of fire.
||Submitted by Tim Hummel. Photograph property of his father ©Roy D. Hummel MoMM2/c USN, USS LCI(L)-9 Flotilla 11
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USS LCI(L)-12 and
USS LCI(L)-33 moored at Penarth, Wales, England, circa 1945-46. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newletter "The Elsie Item", November 2009 issue.
The history for USS LCI(L)-12 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 19 March 2010
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