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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944) - Coast Guard Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS LCI(L)-349 was manned by the US Coast Guard
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 7 November 1942, at Brown Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
Launched, 21 December 1942
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-349, 31 January 1943, LTjg. Thomas A. Walsh, USCGR in command
USS LCI(L)-349 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCI Flotilla 4, Capt. M. E. Imlay, USCG in command, (Flotilla 10 at Normandy) and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|North African occupation
Tunisian operation, 1 June to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
USS LCI(L)-3549 proceeded to Plymouth, England in late October 1943 for training in preparation for the invasion of Normandy
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
landed troops on Utah Beach, 6 June 1944 and brought more troops from England in subsequent trips.
USS LCI(L)-349 departed Falmouth, England, 5 October 1944, for Jacksonville, FL. for availability and overhaul at Merrill Stevens Dry Docking and Repair Co.
USS LCI(L)-349 was assigned a new crew and subsequently reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCI Flotilla 35
Departed Charleston, S.C. upon completion of repairs for Little Creek, VA. for further overhaul and amphibious training at Solomon Island, MD.
Departed Norfolk, 2 January 1945, for San Diego via Key West and Canal Zone
Upon arrival at San Diego, USS LCI(L)-349 was attached to Commander, Training Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet for training and final availability at the Naval Repair Base, San Diego, CA.
Departed San Diego, 20 April 1945, for Guam via Pearl Harbor, and Eniwetok, arriving, 26 May 1945
Ordered to Saipan, reporting 1 June 1945, for local patrol and air-sea rescue duty until 1 July 1945
Ordered to Eniwetok, reporting 7 July 1945, for ferry service between Eniwetok and surrounding atolls until 25 October 1945 when she proceeded to Guam for engine repairs.
Ordered to report to Galveston, TX. for decommissioning
USS LCI(L)-349 departed Guam via Pearl Harbor, San Diego and Canal Zone, arriving 3 February 1946
Decommissioned, 2 April 1946, at Galveston, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 November 1947, for disposal
USS LCI(L)-349 received four 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
four single 20mm AA gun mounts 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)-349 moored pierside and forward of two unidentified transports at the Pig Iron Battle Fleet Site, Oran, Algeria, October 1943.
Photo by John R Smith Jr. USS LCI(L)-90.
|Robert G. Morrissey
||LCI(L)-349 underway with another LCI and an SC, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-349 at Plymouth, England, 23 March 1944
US National Archives image.
||USS LCI(L)-349 probably in the English Channel prior to or during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
US Coast Guard photo from the US Coast Guard Historian's collection.
The history for USS LCI(L)-349 is from "The Coast Guard At War, Transports and Escorts, Volume II"
|01||LTjg. Walsh, Thomas A. USCGR||31 January 1943 - ?|
|02||LTjg. Allen, W. W. USCGR||WWII|
|03||LTjg. Scott, Richard L. USCG||26 September 1945 - 2 April 1946|
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
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS LCI(L)-349
Last Updated 16 March 2012
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