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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
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 21 October 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 20 November 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-506, 26 November 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-506 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in following campaign:
Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-506, 15 July 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
USS LCI(L)-506 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, destroyed, 13 March 1948
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5 1/2"
Beam 23' 3"
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
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
LCI(L) 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
four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
two .50cal machine guns
two 40mm guns
four 20mm guns
six .50cal machine guns
ten MK7 rocket launchers
Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
two sets of 4 General Motors Diesel engines, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
twin variable pitch propellers
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||USS LCI(L)-506 landing Allied troops during a either rehearsal for the Normandy invasion of actually on the beach at Normandy in June 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-506 under way outside the artificial harbor created by the Allies at Normandy, date unknown.
||Harry J. Cangany Jr. for his father Harry J. Cangany, MoMM/1c USN 1942-45 USS LCI(L)-508.
The history for USS LCI(L)-506 / LCI(G)-506 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 23 June 2017
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