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Lost due to enemy Kaiten action 12 January 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J., (date unknown)
Launched, (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-600, 29 April 1944
During World War II LCI(L)-600 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Lost due to enemy action, 12 January 1945, Kaiten Special Attack Submarine attack at Ulithi by HIJMS Submarine I-36
Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
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, 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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||Charcoal drawing of LCI(L)-600 underway, artist unknown.
||John Condon for his father Lt.jg Lester P. Condon USNR CO USS LCI(L)-600
The history for LCI(L)-600 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
Last Updated 17 March 2006
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