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USS LCI(G)-194
USS LCI(L)-194 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Victor - Papa
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, 15 December 1942, Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 30 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-194, 11 February 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-194 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
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 11 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing
    22 January to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 5 September 1944

  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-194, 15 July 1945
  • Designation reverted to Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L)-194, 15 August 1947
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-194 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 15 August 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10"aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward 5' 11" aft
    6 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    LCI(L) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    LCI(L) Armament
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm guns
    four 20mm guns
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 130 tons
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-194 1025k USS LCI(L)-194, LCT(L)-452, LCT(L)-154 and LCT(L)-204 beached at during resupply operations at Scoglitti, Sicily, 13 July 1943.
    US Atlantic Fleet Command photo, AGC-4-563
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-194 131k USS LCI(L)-194 in rough seas, returning from the landings in Southern France, August 1944. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", Issue #48, April 2004, courtesy of Francis "John" Hoffman, USS LCI(L) 76. Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-194 / LCI(G)-194 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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