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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Lima - Charlie
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)-48 was sold to the Dominican Republic named Palo Incado (BDI-102)
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 5 November 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J
Launched, 10 December 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-48, 9 February 1943
During World War II LCI(L)-48 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||West Coast of Italy operations
Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 18 September 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 21 April 1947
Sold in 1947 to the Dominican Republic at auction in Trinidad, named Palo Incado (BDI-102)
Decommissioned by the Dominican Republic Navy in 1957
Final Disposition, sunk in the 1960s
USS LCI(L)-48 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 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 Officer, 21 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 four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal machine guns
Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||USS LCI(L)-48 and USS LCI(L)-221 and an unidentified LCI(L) beached, date and location unknown.
Photo from the US Library of Congress collection.
USS LCI(L)-188, load French Colonial 9th Infantry Division troops at Porto Vecchio, Corsica, 16 June 1944, for the Invasion of Elba, 17 June 1944. Note the censorship of the radars.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 329865, by Gann, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
The history for USS LCI(L)-48 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 2 September 2011
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