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USS LCI(L)-625

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 4 May 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 31 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-625, 6 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-625 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater, LCI Flotilla Twenty-Four, CDR. A. Vernon Jannotta:
    and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 28 and 29 November 1944
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 and 11 March 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 2 May 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-625 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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
    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
    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
    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)-625 217k From left to right; USS LCI(L)-634, USS LCI(L)-626, USS LCI(L)-625 and USS LCI(L)-1008 beached while discharging personnel probably during a training exercise, (note personnel not in combat gear) date and location unknown. Al Patterson for his father Harold Lee Patterson RDM3/c USS LCI(L)-624
    LCI(L)-625 96k USS LCI(L)-625, one of 16 LCIs staging out of Morotai, landing Australian 9th Division troops at Balikpapan, Borneo, 1 July 1945. The beach was devastated by 3,000 tons of bombs, 38,000 shells, 114,000 automatic weapon rounds, and 7,000 rockets. There were dead Japanese but no beach opposition. This was the last amphibious landing of WWII and the 56th landing of the Seventh Amphibious Force. Photo from the USS LCI National Associations 2006 Calendar. Submitted by Ardie Hunt, Courtesy of Ray Pickering.

    The history for USS LCI(L)-625 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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