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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
- Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 7 June 1944
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 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.
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 10 March 2006
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