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USS LCI(L)-418 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Zulu - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LCI(G)-418 was transferred to Taiwan, named ROCS Lien Sheng
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 4 February 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched, 11 February 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-418, 18 February 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-418 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)-418, 15 July 1945
Following World War II USS LCI(G)-418 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East from 24 October 1945 to 10 July 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to China, 7 February 1948, named ROCS Lien Sheng
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-418 received one battle star for World War II service
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
LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 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 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
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.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||Ex-USS LCI(G)-418 in service as the Republic of China ship ROCS Lien Sheng underway in 1947.
Official Chinese Nationalist Navy photo.
The history for LCI(L)-418 / LCI(G)-418 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 9 November 2012
This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|