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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
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 29 September 1942, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
Launched, 22 November 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-76, 6 January 1943
During World War II LCI(L)-76 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, 21 to 22 January, 29 January to 13 February 1944
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Decommissioned in June 1951
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk as a target in 1956
USS LCI(L)-76 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 3 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
The history for LCI(L)-76 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 18 May 2012
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