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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)-490 was transferred to the United Kingdom as part of the Lend-Lease Act
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched in 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-490, 1 November 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-490 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign;
Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 20 November 1944
Returned to US Navy custody, 19 June 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold, 12 November 1947
USS LCI(L)-490 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944
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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||Father (Major) Edward J. Waters, Catholic Chaplain from Oswego, New York, conducts Divine Services on a pier at Weymouth, England for
members of the first assault troops thrown against Hitlerís forces on the continent, 6 June 1944. In the background are USS LCI(L)-490,
and USS LCI 494, plus numerous other LCI(L)s.
US National Archives photo.
|Marc S. Levine in honor of his father Arthur Levine, GM2 USS LCI(R)-337
||USS LCI(L)-490 and USS LCI(L)-496 approach "Omaha" Beach, 6 June 1944. Photo by Wall.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 189987 from the Army Signal Corps collection at the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center and Don G. McGranahan PhM1/c
The history for USS LCI(L)-490 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 8 June 2018
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