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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
USS LCI(L)-487 was leased to the United Kingdom
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in September 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched in October 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-487, 28 October 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-487 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign;
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Leased to the United Kingdom, 20 November 1944
Returned to US Navy custody, 4 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the State Department for disposal, sold, 13 February 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-487 received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June1944
Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5½"
Beam 23' 3"
Draft Light 3' 1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft, Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
Speed 16 kts (max.), 14 kts maximum continuous
Complement 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
LCI(L) Armament 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||USS LCI(L)-320 and USS LCI(L)-487 moored in a British port prior to the Invasion of Normandy, circa 5 June 1944.
Image are from the DVD "D-Day Code Name: Overlord" with the permission of Denver Collins, Editor, Timeless Media Group, Eugene OR.
The history for USS LCI(L)-487 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 20 August 2010
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