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USS LCI(G)-415
USS LCI(L)-415 (1944 - 1945)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Personal Awards

Navy Cross - EM1/c Arthur Virgil Shields, USNR) - Purple Hearts, (number unknown 6 June 1944)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 26 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA., (date unknown)
  • Launched, 4 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-415, 11 February 1944, LTjg. John F. Schereschewsky, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-415 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-415, 15 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, 29 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-415 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 10 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    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
    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 130 tons, 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)-415 49k USS LCI(L)-415 Ship's Cook, Doyle Wingard.
    Photo from the November 2016 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "Elsie Item".
    Ardie Hunt

    The history for USS LCI(L)-415 / LCI(G)-415 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Schereschewsky, John Forby, USNR11 February 1944 - 1 July 1944
    02LT. Plummer, Alfred H., USNR1 July 1944 - ?
    03LTjg. Houghton, H. C., USNR? - 29 October 1945
    Courtesy Jon Strupp

    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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