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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row = American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS LCI(L)-522 was transferred to the Soviet Union, redesignated DS-2
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 18 November 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 17 December 1943
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-522, 21 December 1943
During World War II USS LCI(L)-522 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and 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 9 September 1944
USS LCI(L)-522 was decommissioned and transferred as part of Project Hula to the Soviet Union at Cold Bay, AK., 29 July 1945, designated Soviet Landing Ship DS-2
Ex-USS LCI(L)-522 (Soviet Navy DS-2) participated in the Soviet invasion of the Japanese Kuril Islands between 18 August and 1 September 1945
Returned to US Naval custody in 1955 and struck from the Naval Register
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-522 received two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 246 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
Speed 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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
LCI(L) Armament 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
130 tons Diesel
200 gal. lube oil
two sets of 4 GM Diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
twin variable pitch propellers
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||Assault troops from the 45th Division come ashore from USS LCI(L)-522 and storm through breach in an enemy defense wall, on an invasion beach near Ste. Maxime, on "D-Day" 15 August 1944. The wall, eight feet high, made of concrete and steel was blasted open by assault engineers.
US National Archives photos # III-SC-193147, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS LCI(L)-522 and USS LCI(L)-552 landing troops of the US Army 45th Division during the Invasion of Southern France, near Ste. Maxime, on "D-Day" 15 August 1944.
US National Archives photos # III-SC-193146, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|James Morse for his father, David G. Morse, Jr. LT. USNR, USS LCI(L)-552 and David Kerr
||USS LCI(L)-522 at anchor nested with an unidentified LCI, date and location unknown.US National Archives photo.
||Jerry Gilmartin MMCS(SW) Ret., PT658 Curator, LCI713 AFMM Secretary
The history for USS LCI(L)-522 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 14 June 2013
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