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USS LCI(G)-419
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USS LCI(L)-419 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - India - Foxtrot
NKIF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
  • Laid down, 7 February 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 14 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-419, 21 February 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-419, 15 July 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-419 / LCI(G)-419 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following actions/campaigns:
    European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Convoy UGS 38, 20 April 1944 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, January to March 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the State Department for disposal, 13 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-419 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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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    LCI(L)-419 481k USS LCI(L)-419 beached on Utah Beach, Normandy, September 1944. Charles Lupsha LCI(L)-419

    The history for USS LCI(L)-419 / LCI(G)-419 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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    Last Updated 24 April 2009