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USS LCI(L)-35


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Papa - Yankee
NZPY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal



USS LCI(L)-35 was transferred to the Royal Navy
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in October 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-35, 28 January 1943, at Philadelphia, PA., ENS. Samual P. Strickland, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-35 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCI Flotilla Two, CDR Sabin, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation
    Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
    West coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing 22 to 25 January 1944
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy
    6 to 25 June 1944
    Salarno landings 9 to 21 September 1944  
  • Decommissioned, 15 November 1944, at Sheerness, United Kingdom
  • Transferred to United Kingdom (leased), 14 November 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946 and delivered to her purchaser
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-35 earned five battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    Speed
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    Complement
    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
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    LCI(L)-218 1976k From left to right, front row:
    USS LCI(L)-218,
    USS LCI(L)-35,
    USS LCI(L)-14,
    USS LCI(L)-326,
    USS LCI(L)-88,
    USS LCI(L)-91 and
    USS LCI(L)-229
    From left to right back row:
    USS LCI(L)-2,
    USS LCI(L)-90,
    USS LCI(L)-320,
    USS LCI(L)-16,
    USS LCI(L)-3,
    USS LCI(L)-213,
    USS LCI(L)-321,
    USS LCI(L)-4,
    USS LCI(L)-86,
    USS LCI(L)-212,
    USS LCI(L)-217,
    USS LCI(L)-8,
    USS LCI(L)-83 and
    USS LCI(L)-94, massed at Bizerte, Tunisia, 6 July 1943 while loading troops for the invasion of Sicily.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # 176486, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-218 208k
    USS LCI(L)-218,
    USS LCI(L)-35,
    USS LCI(L)-14,
    USS LCI(L)-320,
    USS LCI(L)-16,
    USS LCI(L)-3, and
    USS LCI(L)-213 at Bizerte, Tunisia, in preparation for the Sicilian occupation, circa July 1943. Note the Army troops loading onto USS LCI(L)-14. Photo from Time Life Books, The Italian Campaign appeared in the The Elsie Item, Issue # 46, October 2003.
    Ardie Hunt courtesy Stan Galik, for his father Stanley Galik, SC2/c, USS LCI(L)-35
    LCI(L)-35 16k USS LCI(L)-35 docked, date and location unknown. Stan Galik for his father Stanley Galik SC2/c LCI(L)-35
    LCI(L)-9 95k From left to right:
    USS LCI(L)-218,
    USS LCI(L)-35,
    USS LCI(L)-231,
    USS LCI(L)-9,
    HM LCI(L)-104,
    USS LCI(L)-215,
    USS LCI(L)-213 and
    USS LST-197 at Pozzuoli Bay, Port of Nisida in February 1944, after the Anzio operations. The LCIs had proceeded to Pozzuoli Bay after various exercises and then proceeded to beach on "Ranger" beach during the Anzio operation in January 1944. Note: COMFLOTONE commodore's barge near the open doors USS LST-197.
    Tim Hummel for his father Roy D. Hummel MoMM2/c USN, USS LCI(L)-9 Flotilla 11 and Stan Galik, for his father Stanley Galik, SC2/c, USS LCI 35, courtesy Guiseppi Peluso
    LCI(L)-35 19k USS LCI(L)-35 docked, Bizerte, LaPerchie, Tunisia, 1944. Stan Galik for his father Stanley Galik SC2/c LCI(L)-35
    LCI(L)-35 109k USS LCI(L)-35 crew member, Motor Mac Phil Reed in the Engine Room.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 123k USS LCI(L)-35 unloading troops in June 1944 at the Normandy beachhead. MoMM 2/c John J. Finnerty is standing at the bottom of the ramp.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 87k USS LCI(L)-35 beached at the Normandy beachhead in June 1944. Standing on the beach are crew members John Finnerty (left) and Phil Reed (right).
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 379k USS LCI(L)-35 beached at the Normandy beachhead in June 1944. Standing on the beach is crew member Quartermaster John Laga.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 167k USS LCI(L)-35 signal bridge with crew member William C. Spicer, Electrician's Mate.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 820k Four LCIs beached at the Normandy beachhead in June 1944. From right to left; USS LCI(L)-35 (where photo was taken from), unknown LCI, USS LCI(L)-8, and HM LCI(L)-389.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 692k USS LCI(L)-35 beached alongside another LCI(L) while unloading troops across the beach at Normandy, circa June 1944.
    Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
    Artie Hunt
    LCI(L)-35 22k From left to right:
    USS LCI(L)-75,
    USS LCI(L)-231,
    USS LCI(L)-229,
    USS LCI(L)-35,
    USS LCI(L)-193, and
    USS LCI(L)-238 moored at Sheerness, United Kingdom, ready to be decommissioned and turned over to the Royal Navy, circa 14 November 1944.
    Stan Galik for his father Stanley Galik SC2/c LCI(L)-35

    The history for LCI(L)-35 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 LCI(L)-35 by Stanley Galik
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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