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USS LCI(L)-76


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Delta - Mike
NDDM
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
    Specifications:
    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

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    LCI(L)-39 82k USS LCI(L)-39, USS LCI(L)-237, USS LCI(L)-221, USS LCI(L)-76 moored at Elbe Island, circa 17 June 1944. Ed Storey

    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
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    Last Updated 18 May 2012