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USS LCI(L)-47


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Hotel - India
NCHI
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


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 4 November 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 10 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-47, 9 February 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-47 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 to 23 January and 29 January to 4 February 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 16 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 22 January 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-47 earned four 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-47 46k USS LCI(L)-47 underway in harbor dressed in flags, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    LCI-943 114k LCIs moored at Bizerte, Tunisia, circa May 1944 (from left to right):
    USS LCI(L)-952,
    USS LCI(L)-39,
    USS LCI(L)-592,
    USS LCI(L)-595,
    USS LCI(L)-943,
    USS LCI(L)-529,
    USS LCI(L)-47, and
    USS LCI(L)-526
    Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren CO USS LCI(L)-665

    The history for USS LCI(L)-47 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
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    Last Updated 14 February 2014