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USS LCI(G)-414
USS LCI(L)-414 (1944 - 1945)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 1 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-414, 9 February 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-414 / LCI(G)-414 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-414, 15 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-414 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 10 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 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
    five single 20mm gun mounts, 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
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

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    LCI(L)-414 1070k USS LCI(L)-414 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    George Alex for his father George Alex Jr. USS LCI(L)-414
    LCI(L)-414 846k USS LCI(L)-414 Ship's Log, D-Day, 6 June 1944, Invasion of Normandy. George Alex for his father USS LCI(L)-414
    LCI(L)-414 107k Photo of USS LCI(L)-414 crew taken in Lymington, England, shortly after the D-Day landings of June 1944. Photo is from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", June 2006 issue. Photo courtesy of Roland T. Harris USS LCI(L)-414. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-414 251k Note USS LCI(L)-414 Christmas 1944.
    Photo courtesy of George Alex.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-426 87k Note USS LCI(G)-414 moored forward of USS LCI(G)-428, 1 October 1945, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew

    The history for LCI(L)-414 / LCI(G)-414 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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