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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal

USS LCI(L)-33 transferred to the United Kingdom
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in October 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-33 in early-1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-33 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    European Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North African Occupation
    Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
    West coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22-23, 29-30 January, 1-2 February, 7-8, 12-13 February
    and 18 February to 1 March 1944
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July and 28 July to 17 August 1943
    landed troops at Licata
    Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944
    landed British 50th Div troops at Gold Beach, 0630 6 June 1944

  • Decommissioned in 1944
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HM LCI(L)-33
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-33 earned four battle stars for World War II 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
    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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    USS LCI(L)-33
    LCI(L)-33 128k USS LCI(L)-33 underway, looking aft from the bow towards the conning tower, date and location unknown. Mike Harpe
    LCI(L)-33 152k USS LCI(L)-33 crew photo, date and location unknown. Mike Harpe
    LCI(L)-33 112k USS LCI(L)-33 underway, looking forward from the conning tower to the bow, date and location unknown. Mike Harpe
    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 newsletter "The Elsie Item", November 2009 issue.
    Ardie Hunt
    HM LCI(L)-33
    LCI(L)-491 39k HM LCI(L)-33 moored outboard of HM LCI(L)-491 in port, date and location unknown. These worn out LCIs were enroute from the United Kingdom to the Pacific war after cessation of hostilities in Europe. Bruce Rowling

    There is no DANFS history for USS LCI(L)-33 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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