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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Victor - November
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:
|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
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)-33 underway, looking aft from the bow towards the conning tower, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-33 crew photo, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-33 underway, looking forward from the conning tower to the bow, date and location unknown.
||From left to right:
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.
||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.
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 21 February 2014
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