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LCI(L)-531 / LC(FF)-531


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, (date and place unknown)
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-530, 8 January 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Flotilla Flagship LC(FF)-531), 31 December 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-531 / LC(FF)-531 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 28 October 1947, fate 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
    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
    Armament five single 20mm guns two forward, one amidship, two aft, on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    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)-531 89k LC(FF)-531 underway, date and place unknown. Bill Brinkley

    The history for LCI(L)-531 / LC(FF)-531 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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