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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Kilo
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)-587 was transferred to the Soviet Union, redesignated DS-34
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 10 March 1944, at New Jersey, Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 3 April 1944
Commissioned, LCI(L)-587, 8 April 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-587 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater 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)-587 was decommissioned and transferred as part of the Lend-Lease program to the Soviet Union at Cold Bay, AK., 14 June 1945, designated DS-34 by the Soviet Union
Struck from the Naval Register in 1955
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
USS LCI(L)-587 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 236 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
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
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
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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||USS LCI(L)-593 tying up to a dock in the harbor at Bizerte, Tunisia, circa May 1944
||Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren CO USS LCI(L)-665
||Members of the 30th Inf., 3rd Div. board LCI(L)s, 24 July 1944, near Naples, Italy, for a practice landing in anticipation of the coming Invasion of southern France in August of 1944.
Recognizable ships are from right to left:
USS LCI(L)-587 and
US National Archives photo # III-SC-192675, Box 222, a US Army Signal Corps photo by Cuca 163rd Signal Photo Company, US Army Signal Corps.
The history for USS USS LCI(L)-587 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
Last Updated 23 June 2017
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