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USS LCI(M)-594
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USS LCI(L)-594 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Delta - Romeo
NPDR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • L\aid down, 13 March 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 17 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-594, 20 April 1944
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-594, 5 May 1945
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-594 / LCI(M)-594) 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
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
  • USS LCI(L)-594 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the US Army, 26 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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(M) Complement
    4 Officers
    49 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(M) Armament
    one single 40mm gun mount, forward
    four 20mm gun mounts
    three 4.2mm chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
    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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    LCI(L)-591 1451k 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)-591,
    USS LCI(L)-671,
    USS LCI(L)-673,
    USS LCI(L)-672,
    USS LCI(L)-670,
    USS LCI(L)-594,
    USS LCI(L)-595,
    USS LCI(L)-593,
    USS LCI(L)-592,
    USS LCI(L)-587 and
    USS LST-141.
    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.
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-594 194k USS LCI(L)-594 in convoy bound for the invasion beaches of Southern France, circa August-September 1944.
    US Coast Guard photo.
    Tommy Trampp

    The history for USS LCI(L)-594 / LCI(M)-594 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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