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USS LCI(G)-517
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USS LCI(L)-517 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Yankee - Sierra
NQYS
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)-517 was transferred to the Republic of China
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 14 November 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 9 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-517, 13 December 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-517 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

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

  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-517, 15 July 1945
  • Following World War II USS LCI(G)-517 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore, USN;
    LCI Group One Hundred Ten (flagship), LT. G. A. Lyon, USN;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Nineteen and 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)-517 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to China, 7 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing); 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    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.
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 General Motors Diesel engines, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    The history for USS LCI(L)-517 / LCI(G)-517 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

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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