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USS LCI(L)-12


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Romeo - Juliet
NXRJ
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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East 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
    Sicilian occupation
    9 to 15 July 1943
    Invasion of Normandy
    6 to 25 June 1944
    Salerno landings
    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
  • USS LCI(L)-12 earned five battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 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
    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
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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)-12 33k 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 87k 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 adjacent 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
    LCI(L)-213 574k From left to right:
    USS LCI(L)-213,
    USS LCI(L)-229,
    USS LCI(L)-16,
    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.
    Ardie Hunt

    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

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

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