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USS LCI(L)-529


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Zulu - Tango
NQZT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 29 November 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 23 December1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-529, 6 January 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-529 was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific 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 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 16 September 1944

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LCI(L)-529 came under the command of:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore;
    LCI Group One Hundred Nine, LCDR. J. W. Detwiler USNR;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Eighteen
  • USS LCI(L)-529 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 22 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Sold private 10 November 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-529 earned two battle stars for WWII service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    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
    Complement
    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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 800 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    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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    LCI(L)-529 45k USS LCI(L)-529 at anchor, date and location unknown. Otis W. Higgins, Coxswain USS LCI(L)-529
    LCI-943 114k LCIs moored at Bizerte, Tunisia, circa May 1944 (from left to right):
    USS LCI(L)-952,
    USS LCI(L)-39,
    USS LCI(L)-592,
    USS LCI(L)-595,
    USS LCI(L)-943,
    USS LCI(L)-529,
    USS LCI(L)-47, and
    USS LCI(L)-526
    Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren CO USS LCI(L)-665

    The history for USS LCI(L)-529 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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