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USS LCI(L)-530


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Zulu - Victor
NQZV
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 2 December 1943, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 31 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-530, 7 January 1944, at Barber, N.J.
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-530 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
  • During the Invasion of Normandy USS LCI(L)-530 was redesignated LCH-530 and served as flagship to CAPT. James E. Arnold, USNR, NOIC Utah Beach (TG 125.10 Far Shore Service Group), in addition to transporting Staff and Headquarters Company of VII Corps from Dartmouth to the invasion beaches. (See: Arnold, James E., Commodore, U.S. Naval Reserve, NOIC UTAH, in Stillwell, Paul, ed., "Assault On Normandy, First-Person Accounts from the Sea Services", Annapolis, MD, 1994, p. 86: I embarked at Dartmouth on the lci(l)-530.)
  • Decommissioned, date unknown.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 23 June 1947, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-530 two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 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 3 officer, 21 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
    Armament
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts one forward, one amidship, two aft
    later added two .50 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-530 58k USS LCI(L)-530 moored pierside, dress in flags, date and location unknown.  
    LCI(L)-530 58k USS LCI(L)-530 crew photo, date and location unknown.  
    LCI(L)-530 123k USS LCI(L)-530 officers photo, date and location unknown.  
    LCI(L)-530 43k Two USS LCI(L)-530 crew members, date and location unknown.  
    LCI(L)-530 38k USS LCI(L)-530 Commanding Officer, date and location unknown.  

    The history for LCI(L)-530 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
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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