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USS LCI(L)-447

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

Precedence of awards is top to bottom, from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 12 June 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 10 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-447, 21 August 1943;
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-447 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCI Flotilla 22, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation 21 to 26 April 1944 Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
    Western New Guinea operations
    Morotai Island landings, 15 April 1944
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 3 July, 10 to 14 July 1944
    Manila Bay - Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 29 January 1945

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 6 May 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-447 earned four 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

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    LCI(L)-447 104k USS LCI(L)-447 disembarks troops of Robert L. Eichelberger's 8th Army at Luzon, 29 January 1945 during the Manila Bay-Bicol operation. This photo clearly shows the side ramps for egress.
    US Naval Institute photo. This photo was also featured on the cover of the September 1945 issue of "Infantry Journal".
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    and Tommy Trampp
    LCI(L)-447 165k
    LCI(L)-447 15k USS LCI(L)-447 disembarks troops at a beach on Luzon, Philippine Islands, date unknown.
    US Naval photo.
    Tommy Trampp

    The history for LCI(L)-447 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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