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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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Hollandia operation 21 to 26 April 1944
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
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
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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||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
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
and Tommy Trampp
||USS LCI(L)-447 disembarks troops at a beach on Luzon, Philippine Islands, date unknown.
US Naval photo.
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
Last Updated 20 January 2017
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