Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

USS LCI(L)-435

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

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
  • Laid down, 23 April 1943, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-435, 27 July 1943
  • During World War II USS was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five; and
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. Paul McD. Smith USN (1944) and CDR. Marion M. Byrd (1944-45) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Islands landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Carabao Island, Manila Bay, 16 April 1945
    Western New Guinea operations
    Morotai Island landings, 15 September 1944

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-435 was assigned to Occupation and China service (Commander Yangtze River Patrol Force) in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    8 September to 9 December 19458 September to 9 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold 7 November 1946, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-435 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    LCI(L)-435/LCI(L)-436 76k USS LCI(L)-435 beached along with USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, in February 1944 along with numerous other LCIs, while crews relax on the beach. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-435/LCI(L)-436 74k USS LCI(L)-435, USS LCI(L)-436, USS LCI(L)-445, and USS LCI(L)-357 beached at Guadalcanal, 25 February 1944, while crews relax on the beach. Bill Brinkley
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 082495
    55k USS LCI(L)-435 unloading Australian troops at Buchan Point (Code Name Unity Point),north of Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia. The ship is participating in 7th Division Amphibious Training Exercises, 2 November 1944.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo Nos. 082495 and 082499
    Mike Green
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 082499
    LCI(L)-690 118k USS LCI(L)-435 and USS LCI(L)-690 moored pierside, 26 December 1945, location unknown. Steve Reynebeau

    The history for USS LCI(L)-435 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
    LCI Flotilla 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Infantry LCI Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 30 October 2015