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USS LCI(G)-19
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USS LCI(L)-19 (1942 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Oscar - Lima
NJOL
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 in 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered, 23 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-19, 11 December 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-19 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as a unit of LCI Flotilla One and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing
    22 January to 5 February 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 28 September 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Craft Guns LCI(G)-19, 15 July 1945
  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(L)-19 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
  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-19 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 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCI(L)-19 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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    LCI(L)-19 46k USS LCI(L)-19 coming alongside another LCI at Bizerte, North Africa, date unknown. Photo courtesy of Joe Labbancz, from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter, "The Elsie Item", September 1997 issue. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-221,75,19 46k USS LCI(L)-221, USS LCI-75 and USS LCI(L)-19 showing the damage inflicted on USS LCI(L)-75 from a collision with USS LCI(L)-193, date and location unknown. Tom Hunter for his father Bruce Hunter RM3/c USS LCI(L)-193
    LCI(L)-,75,19 48k USS LCI-75 and USS LCI(L)-19 showing the damage inflicted on USS LCI(L)-75 from a collision with LCI(L)-193, date and location unknown. Tom Hunter for his father Bruce Hunter RM3/c USS LCI(L)-193
    LCI(L)-45 77k From right to left USS LCI(L)-45, USS LCI)L)-44 and LCI)L)-19 waiting to embark members of the 3rd Ranger Battalion for the landings at Anzio, Italy, 22 January 1944. Robert Hurst

    The history for LCI(L)-19 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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