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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 15 October 1942, at New York Ship Building Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 5 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-30, 31 December 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-30 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Seven;
    LCI Group Nineteen;
    LCI Division Thirty-Seven; and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 6 September 1943
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 September 1943
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1943
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
    Western New Guinea operations
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 27 May to 1 June 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-30 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 26 November to 26 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 18 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-30 earned four battle stars for WWII service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 6 March 1948
  • Ex-USS LCI(L)-30 was donated by the Maritime Commission to the Port of Newport, OR., 24 June 1948. The vessel was then transferred from the Port of Newport to the Yaquina Dock & Dredge Co. in partial payment for dredging and dock construction at the port.
  • Final Disposition, 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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    335k USS LCI(L)-30 putting troops of second wave ashore at Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea, 17 May 1944. Here, stretcher bearers are wading through the surf while in the background USS LCI(L)-27 makes her approach to the beach.
    US National Archives Identifier 205586901, Local Identifier 26-G-2288, US Coast Guard photo # 2288.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret. and
    David Upton
    LCI(L)-30 745k USS LCI(L)-30 and USS LCI(L)-361 along with other LCIs putting troops ashore in New Guinea, date and location unknown.
    US Army Signal Corps photos # SIG C 213-18.
    Dave Kerr

    The history for USS LCI(L)-30 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

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