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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 9 April 1943, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 16 June 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-430, 13 July 1943.
During World War II USS LCI(L)-430 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944
Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
|Western New Guinea operations
Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July to 4 August 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
|Manila Bay-Bicol operation
Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 April 1948, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown;
USSLCI(L)-430 received four battle stars for WWII service.
Displacement 236 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 4 officers 53 enlisted
LCI(L) 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
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(L) Armament four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
LCI(G) Armament ten rocket launchers, two 40mm guns, four 20mm guns, and six .50 cal machine guns
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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||From left to right; USS LCI(L)-430, USS LCI(L)-335 and USS LCI(L)-544 landing 6th Division troops at Cape Sansapor, New Guinea, 30 July 1944.
||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
||USS LCI(R)-73, USS LCI(R)-34 and USS LCI(L)-430 nested together, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-430 at anchor in the Philippines in 1945. Photo by LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361
||Jill Wall for her father LTjg Clarke Brooke, USS LCI(L)-361
The history for USS LCI(L)-430 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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Last Updated 20 August 2010
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