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USS LCI(L) -190
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Sierra - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 27 November 1942, at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.
Launched, 18 January 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-190, 3 February 1943, at Port Newark, N.J.
During World War II USS LCI(L)-190 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 28 September 1944
|West Coast of Italy operations
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 22 January to 1 March 1944
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-190 received three battle stars for WWII 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
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||USS LCI(L)-190 moored outboard of USS LCI(L)-946, probably in North Africa, date unknown.
The history for USS LCI(L)-190 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 1 May 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|