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Mined and sunk off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944

USS LCI(L)-416

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Zulu - Yankee
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

Personnel Awards

LTJG Stuart W. Reed, USNR, CO USS LCI(L)-416, 6 June 1944

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 7 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-416, 14 February 1944, LTJG Stuart W. Reed, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-416 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 June 1944

  • Sunk by an enemy mine, 6 June 1944, at Normandy
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-416 received one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 236 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
    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
    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
    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)-416 114k USS LCI(L)-416 lays sunken off Omaha Beach with USS 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 unidentified LCT. US National Archives photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2006 calendar. Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-416 157k USS LCI(L)-416 lays sunken off Omaha Beach. The two LCTs at lower right are unidentified.
    Photo from
    Jon Strupp

    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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Reed, Stuart W. USNR14 February 1944 - 6 June 1944
    Courtesy Jon Strupp, Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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