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USS LCI(G)-428
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USS LCI(L)-428 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Juliet - India
NKJI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
  • Laid down, 7 April 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 12 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-428, 5 July 1943
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-428, 15 July 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-428 / LCI(G)-428 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 April 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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)-426 80k USS LCI(L)-428 crew photo, while deployed in Mediterranean area circa May-July of 1945. (Donald Keane is in the first row extreme left.)
    US Navy photo.
    Hubert J. McKenna for his brother-in-law Donald Keane USS LCI(G)-428, USS LCI(L)-188, USS LCI(L)-196
    LCI(L)-426 87k View of USS LCI(G)-428 main deck forward from the bridge, 1 October 1945. Note USS LCI(G)-414 moored forward of USS LCI(G)-428.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 74k View of USS LCI(G)-428 conning tower starboard lookout station, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 79k View of USS LCI(G)-428 conning station looking forward, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 135k View of USS LCI(G)-428 pilot house looking to starboard, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 119k View of USS LCI(G)-428 pilot house looking forward, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 173k View of USS LCI(G)-428 radio shack looking aft, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 120k View of USS LCI(G)-428 commanding officer's stateroom, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-426 85k View of USS LCI(G)-428 wardroom, 1 October 1945.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew

    The history for LCI(L)-428 / LCI(G)-428 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
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