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USS LCI(L)-585


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Echo
NPCE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic=Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal



USS LCI(L)-585 was transferred to the Soviet Union, redesignated DS-45
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 8 March 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 30 March 1944
  • Commissioned, LCI(L)-585, 5 April 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-585 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 16 September 1943

  • USS LCI(L)-585 was decommissioned and transferred as part of Project Hula to the Soviet Union at Cold Bay, AK., 10 June 1945, designated Soviet Landing Ship DS-45
  • Ex-USS LCI(L)-585 (Soviet Navy DS-45) participated in the Soviet invasion of the Japanese Kuril Islands between 18 August and 1 September 1945
  • Returned to US Naval custody in 1955 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-585 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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
    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 kts; 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
    Fuel Capacity
    130 tons Diesel
    200 gal. lube oil
    Propulsion
    two sets of 4 GM Diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
    twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-591 71k USS LCI(L)-585 and USS LCI(L)-591 moored pierside at Cold Harbor, AK., awaiting transfer to the Soviet Union as part of Project Hula Robert Hurst

    The history for USS LCI(L)-585 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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