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USS LCI(G)-580
USS LCI(L)-580 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Bravo - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 February 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 21 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-580, 28 March 1944, LT. E. S. Smith USNR in command (May 1945)
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) LCI(G)-580, 15 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(G)-580 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Six, CDR. A.R. Montgomery USN;
    LCI Group Sixteen, LCDR. R. S. Richabaugh USNR;
    LCI Division Thirty-Twenty and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Pegun, Bras & Fanildo Islands, (Mapia Islands Group) landings, 15 to 18 November 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Nasughu, 31 January to 2 February 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 7 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 24 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 25 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
  • Sold, 13 January 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(G)-580 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    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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    LCI(G)-580 50k USS LCI(L)-580 under way in the Chesapeake Bay, 6 May 1944. All five port side launchers are visible on LCI(G)-580.
    US Navy photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst
    LCI(G)-580 139k USS LCI(L)-580 under way in the Chesapeake Bay, 6 May 1944
    National Archives photo
    National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    LCI(G)-580 58k USS LCI(G)-580 under way, date unknown. Note ramps have been removed. Photo by Ens. Mel Zolkover USS LCI(G)-561 Connie Mulherin USS LCI(G)-561, via Bill Brinkley
    LCI(G)-580 99k Starboard aerial view of USS LCI(G)-580 showing her deck lay out while underway, date and location unknown. The ship is armed with two 40mm, four 20mm Oerlikon and six 0.50 caliber machine guns.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302788
    Mike Green

    The history for USS LCI(L)-580 / LCI(G)-580 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

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