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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
  • USS LCI(L)-530 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 23 June 1947
  • Commercial Service
    Sold to Hyannis Steamship Line, Inc. in 1953, renamed MV Siasconset
    Sold to Nantucket Boat, Inc. in 1954 name retained
    Sold to Bob-Lo Co. in 1974, renamed MV City of City of Wyandotte
    Resold to Holiday Adventures, Inc. in 1978 renamed MV City of Norfolk, a dinner cruise boat, homeported at Norfolk, VA.
    Renamed MV Spirit of Miami in 1979, a dinner cruise boat, homeported at Miami, FL.
    Renamed MV World Yacht Empress in 1993, a dinner cruise boat, homeported at New York City
    Current Status, unknown

    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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 knots; 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 860 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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    USS LCI(L)-530
    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.  
    Commercial Service
    LCI(L)-530 51k Ex-USS LCI(L)-530 underway in commercial service for the Bob-Lo Co. as the MV City of Wyandotte.  .
    Bowling Green State University Great Lakes Vessels Online Index

    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
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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