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USS LCI(L)-410


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Xray - Kilo
NJXK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (6 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 17 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 22 January 1944
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-410, 27 January 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-410 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns;
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 5 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 8 July 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
  • USS LCI(L)-410 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 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 4 officers, 24 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 five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse, on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    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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    LCI(L)-405 147k USS LCI(L)-410 on building ways 2, USS LCI(L)-409 on building ways 3, and USS LCI(L)-408 on building ways 1 ready for launch at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA., 16 January 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI-713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-553 88k USS LCI(L)-410 and USS LCI(L)-553 land troops on "Omaha" Beach, during the initial assault there on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Photographed from the conning station of USS LCI(L)-412. LCI(L)-553, hit by two shells, was left a wreck on the beach on "D-Day".
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-421287, a US Navy Photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCI(L)-553 107k USS LCI(L)-410 (far right) and USS LCI(L)-553 beached on Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944. After landing her troops, LCI(L)-553 was unable to retract from the beach and was lost to German 88mm gun fire. The crew was forced to abandon ship and take cover on the beach.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-421288, a US Navy Photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    Courtesy Robert M. Leach MoMM3/c USS LCI(L)-553 and the US Naval Historical Center

    The history for USS LCI(L)-410 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

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