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USS LCI(L)-482

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Romeo - Echo
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

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down 9 September 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 13 October 1943
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-482, 19 October 1943, Ltjg. E. S. Rubin, USNR, in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCI(L)-482 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five, CDR. H. V. Milton;
    LCI Group Fourteen, LT. H. M. Mattson USN
    LCI Division Twenty-Eight
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 3 December 1946, 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)-482 100k USS LCI(L)-482 unloading natives during Operation Penrod (photo courtesy of Edward F. Rubin)
    Operation Penrod: The island atoll, Jaluit, in the Marshall Islands had been bypassed and the Japanese troops there were forcing the local populace to gather food for them. D Day: 6 May 1945 - Native scouts were put ashore at night to gather the local natives who were evacuated at dawn. 580 natives were evacuated by 5 LCI's in spite of an alerted enemy. Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter The Elsie Item, June 1996 issue.
    Ardie Hunt
    LCI(L)-394/LCI(L)-482 62k USS LCI(L)-482 and USS LCI(L)-394 at anchor, nested together, date and place unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II

    The history for LCI(L)-482 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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