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USS LCI(G)-19
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USS LCI(L)-19 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Juliet - Charlie
NIJC
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, 5 January 1943, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 26 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-236, 27 January 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-236 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 15 July 1943
    Tunisian operations, 27 March to 9 July 1943
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22, 26 January and 2 February 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 and 16 August 1944

  • USS LCI(L)-236 was redesigned Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat), LCI(G)-236, 15 July 1945
  • USS LCI(G)-236 reverted to Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L)-236, 17 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-236 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 24 February 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    Light 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10"aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward 5' 11" aft
    Speed
    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
    Propulsion
    two sets of four General Motors Diesel engines, four per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers
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    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 16 June 2017