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USS LCI(G)-576
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USS LCI(L)-576 (1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Bravo - Alpha
NPBA
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-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 18 February 1944,at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 15 march 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-576, 21 March 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-576, date unknown
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-576 / LCI(G)-576 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Classification reverted to Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L)-576, 30 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 October 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement
    5 Officers
    65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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
    LCI(L) Armament
    five single 20mm gun mounts, 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
    LCI(G) Armament
    two 40mm AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    six .50cal machine guns
    ten MK7 rocket launchers
    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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    The history for USS LCI(L)-576 / LCI(G)-576 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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