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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:
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
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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) Troop Capacity
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
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
two 40mm AA gun mounts
four 20mm AA gun mounts
six .50cal machine guns
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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||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
||USS LCI(L)-414 Ship's Log, D-Day, 6 June 1944, Invasion of Normandy.
|| George Alex for his father USS LCI(L)-414
||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.
||Note USS LCI(L)-414 Christmas 1944.
Photo courtesy of George Alex.
||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
Last Updated 1 July 2016
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