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USS LCI(L)-430

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Lima - Golf
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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944 Leyte operation
    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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    LCI(L)-544 98k 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
    LCI(L)-34/73/430 89k USS LCI(R)-73, USS LCI(R)-34 and USS LCI(L)-430 nested together, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-226 57k 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)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
    Fleet Reserve Association

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