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USS LCI(L)-476 (1943 - 1949)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS LCI(L)-476 was transferred to France and renamed RFS Medecin Captaine Le Gall and later transferred to Cambodia
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 August 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J
  • Launched, 2 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-476, 9 October 1943, LT. G. D. Mayo USNR in command
  • During World War II LCI(L)-476 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five, CDR. H. V. Milton;
    LCI Group Fourteen (flagship), LT. H. M. Mattson USN
    LCI Division Twenty-Seven
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Designation changed to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL-476, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred to France in 1952, renamed RFS Medecin Captaine Le Gall
  • Transferred to Cambodia in 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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)-476 92k USS LCI(L)-476 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two," Arms and Armour Press.
    Robert Hurst
    RFS Medecin Capitaine Le Gall
    LCI(L)-476 70k

    Doctor Paul Le Gall killed when RFS Adour (L9007) exploded at Nhatrang Beach, French Indochina, 15 March 1951.
    André Pilon, courtesy QM électrician Pierre Pradet RFS Medecin Captaine Le Gall
    LCI(L)-476 127k
    RFS Medecin Captaine Le Gall moored to a buoy in French-Indochina waters, circa 1952-1955.
    André Pilon, courtesy QM électrician Pierre Pradet RFS Medecin Capitaine Le Gall
    LCI(L)-476 140k

    The history for USS LCI(L)-476 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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