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USS LCI(G)-514
USS LCI(L)-514 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Yankee - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LCI(G)-514 was transferred to the Republic of China
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 5 November 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 3 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-514, 9 December 1943
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-514 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 21 September 1944

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(L)-514 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore;
    LCI Group One Hundred-Ten, LT. G. A. Lyons;
    LCI Division Two Hundred-Twenty
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-514, 15 July 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(G)-514 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    23 October to 15 November 1945 
    15 November 1945 to 12 June 194615 November 1945 to 12 June 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-514 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to China, 7 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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) Complement
    3 Officers
    21 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    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
    LCI(L) Armament
    four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft
    two .50cal machine guns
    LCI(G) Armament
    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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    LCI(L)-514 1480k LT. Victor Howard Bagnall on right, taking command of USS LCI(L)-514 from LT. Bill Inman on left, at Falmouth, England, May 1944 Victor Howard Bagnall II in honor of his father Dr. Victor Howard Bagnall CO USS LCI(L)-514
    LCI(L)-514 560k USS LCI(L)-514 beached at an English Channel port loading troops before D-Day, 6 June 1944. Victor Howard Bagnall II in honor of his father Dr. Victor Howard Bagnall CO USS LCI(L)-514
    LCI(L)-514 858k LT. Victor Howard Bagnall, Commanding Officer USS LCI(L)-514, while underway enroute to Normandy, probably 5-6 June 1944 Victor Howard Bagnall II in honor of his father Dr. Victor Howard Bagnall CO USS LCI(L)-514
    LCI(L)-514 49k USS LCI(L)-514, Commanding Officer LT. Victor Howard Bagnall, with crew members. At upper left is Daniel D. Mendelsohn. QM the others remain unidentified. Robert Morrissey

    The history for LCI(L)-514 / LCI(G)-514 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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