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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:
|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
Decommissioned, 18 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
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
USS LCI(L)-30 earned four battle stars for WWII service
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
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
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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||USS LCI(L)-30 putting troops of second wave ashore at Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea, 17 Mary 1944
US Coast Guard photo for "All Hands" magazine, July 1944 issue.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||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.
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 30 August 2013
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