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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
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
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
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
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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||USS LCI(L)-530 moored pierside, dress in flags, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-530 crew photo, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-530 officers photo, date and location unknown.
||Two USS LCI(L)-530 crew members, date and location unknown.
||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
Last Updated 27 August 2010
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