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HM LCI(L)-507
USS LCI(L)-507 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Xray - Sierra
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)-507 was transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in October 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched in November 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-507 29 November 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-507 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Leased under the terms of the Lend-Lease Program to the United Kingdom, 5 December 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 11 September 1946
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Commission, 26 September 1947, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-507 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    USS LCI(L)-507
    LCI(L)-582 78k USS LCI(L)-507 moored pierside in the background of this USS LCI(L)-582 crew photo taken at Mers-El-Kebir, Algeria, date unknown. George C. Weisert ETM1/cUSS LCI(L)-582, Group Staff and Stephen Ciccarelli for his father Mauro Ciccarelli LTjg USNR LCI(L)-582
    HM LCI(L)-507
    LCI(L)-318 114k HM LCI(L)-507, HM LCI(L)-318 and HM LCI(L)-165 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian

    The history for LCI(L)-507 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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