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USS LCI(G)-17
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USS LCI(L)-17 (1942 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - November
NWVN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 11 September 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 5 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-17, 9 November 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-17 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCI Flotilla One and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 West coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 20 to 23 January, 30 January to 4 February,
    14 to 19 and 25 to 26 February 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 5 September 1944

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(L)-17 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore, USN;
    LCI Group One Hundred Ten, LT. G. A. Lyon, USN;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Nineteen
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Guns LCI(G)-17, 15 July 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(G)-17) was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    24 October to 1 December 194524 October to 1 Decemter1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-17 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 5 February 1947, fate unknown.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    Light 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10"aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward 5' 11" aft
    Speed
    6 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    LCI(L) Armament
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    The history for USS LCI(L)-17 / LCI(G)17 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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