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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 30 March 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 26 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-602, 2 May 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-602 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS LCI(L)-602 performed Occupation and China Service duty in the Far East from 15 to 24 October 1945 transporting Nationalist Chinese troops from Hon Gay (present Vietnam) to Formosa (Taiwan)
Decommissioned, circa 14 March 1946, at Navy Yard Charleston, S. C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 8 January 1948
Final Disposition, fate 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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||USS LCI(L)-602 comes alongside USS South Dakota (BB-57) at Ulithi Atoll,
8 February 1945.
Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", July 2010 issue.
The history for LCI(L)-602 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 18 May 2012
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