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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
USS LCI(L)-212 was transferred to the United Kingdom
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in September 1942 at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Launched in October 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-212, 20 October 1942
During World War II USS LCI(L)-212 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
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
|West coast of Italy operations 1944
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 22 January to 19 February 1944
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Decommissioned, and leased to the United Kingdom, 31 October 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, 17 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Final Disposition, sold, 13 November 1947, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-212 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
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||From left to right, front row:
USS LCI(L)-91 and
From left to right back row:
USS LCI(L)-83 and
massed at Bizerte, Tunisia, 6 July 1943 while loading troops for the invasion of Sicily.
US Army Signal Corps photo # 176486, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS LCI(L)-212 along with the rest of LCI Flotillas Two and Four ready to sail to North Africa with the Third Infantry Division.
||USS LST-197 docked at Pozzuoli, Italy, winter 1943-44. Also note the seven LCIs docked beyond, and the COMFLOTONE commodores barge near the open LST doors. Of the seven LCIs only USS LCI(L)-212, USS LCI(L)-215, and USS LCI(L)-231 are recognizable.
||George C. Weisert
The history for USS LCI(L)-212 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 12 February 2010
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