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USS LCI(L)-624


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Juliet - Romeo
NPJR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 2 May 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp, Barber, N. J.
Launched, 30 May 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-624, 5 June 1944;
During World War II LCI(L)-624 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Leyte operations
Leyte landings, 28 to 29 November 1944
Borneo Operation
Tarakan Island operations, 27 April to 5 May 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945

Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 3 May 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
USS LCI(L)-624 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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
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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
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
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)-624 277k USS LCI(L)-624 under way, date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
LCI(L)-624/700/1025 54k From left to right; USS LCI(L)-700, USS LCI(L)-624 and USS LCI(L)-1025 nested, along the starboard side of a larger ship, possibly a tender, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley
LCI(L)-624 203k USS LCI(L)-624 crew group photograph, date and location unknown. Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c is in white tee-shirt. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
LCI(L)-624 207k USS LCI(L)-624 crew photograph, date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
LCI(L)-624 225k Unidentified group of officers assembled aboard USS LCI(L)-624, possibly CDR. A. Vernon Jannotta and staff officers of LCI Flotilla Twenty-Four and or officers of of one of the Flotilla's LCI Groups 70, 71, 72 or 79, date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
LCI(L)-624 233k USS LCI(L)-624 crew member Signalman 3/c Dick Harding, date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
LCI(L)-624 183k Two USS LCI(L)-624 officers identified as ENS. Spence and ENS. O., date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624

The history for LCI(L)-624 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
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