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USS LCI(L)-501 was leased to the United Kingdom
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
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-501, 18 November 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-501 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign;
Decommissioned and leased to the United Kingdom, 30 November 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, 15 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold, 31 January 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-501 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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||HMS LCI(L)-501 in Cherbourg harbor enroute to escorting British LCTs to Bordeaux for use as barges, date unknown.
||HMS LCI(L)-501 probably in Poole harbor, date unknown.
||HMS LCI(L)-501, HMS LCI(L)-186 and HMS LCI(L)-509 at Punta Delgado in the Azores while on route to being returned to the US, circa July 1946 unknown.
||HMS LCI(L)-505, HMS LCI(L)-186 and HMS LCI(L)-501 at Punta Delgado in the Azores while on route to being returned to the US, circa July 1946 unknown.
The history for LCI(L)-501 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
Personal Narrative of LCI(L)-501's British Service by Ron Hyde
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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