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USS LCI(L)-586


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Hotel
NPCH
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)-586 was transferred to the Soviet Union, redesignated DS-33
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 8 March 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 31 March 1944
  • Commissioned, LCI(L)-586, 7 April 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-586 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East heater and participated in the following campaign :
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 9 September 1944
  • USS LCI(L)-586 was decommissioned and transferred as part of the Lend-Lease program to the Soviet Union at Cold Bay, AK., 14 June 1945, designated DS-33 by the Soviet Union
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1955
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
  • USS LCI(L)-586 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5 1/2"
    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, 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)-581 203k LCIs moored at Bizerte, Tunisia, circa May 1944. From left to right front row:
    USS LCI(L)-586
    USS LCI(L)-589
    USS LCI(L)-583
    USS LCI(L)-581
    USS LCI(L)-951
    USS LCI(L)-582
    LCIs left to right back row:
    Four unidentified LCIs
    USS LCI(L)-671
    USS LCI(L)-670
    USS LCI(L)-669
    USS LCI(L)-672
    USS LCI(L)-528
    Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren CO USS LCI(L)-665

    The history for LCI(L)-586 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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