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LCI(L)-416


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, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-416, 14 February 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-416 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the:
  • LCI(L)-416 was sunk during enemy action, 6 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • LCI(L)-416 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 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 kts; 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)-416 114k LCI(L)-416 lays sunken off Omaha Beach with LST-355 seaward from her, amidst reinforcement and cleanup activities on 7 June 1944. While taking the 26th Regiment of the First Infantry Division into the beach on D-day the ship hit a teller mine. It settled to the bottom and the crew, ordered to abandon ship, followed the troops ashore. The two LCTs at lower right are LCT-637 and an unidentifed LCT. US National Archives photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2006 calendar. Ardie Hunt

    The history for LCI(L)-416 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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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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    Last Updated 10 March 2006