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USS LCI(L)-594 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Delta - Romeo
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;
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
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 9 September 1944
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
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
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
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
one single 40mm gun mount, forward
four 20mm gun mounts
three 4.2" 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
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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||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.
||USS LCI(L)-594 in convoy bound for the invasion beaches of Southern France, circa August-September 1944.
US Coast Guard photo.
||USS LCI(M)-594 on a ramp in the background as LSTs including
USS LST-551 unload on the ramp in France, circa September 1945.
USAAF 23rd Photographic Squadron
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
Last Updated 8 February 2019/i>
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