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USS LCI(L)-641

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Mike - 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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 22 May 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Corp., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 26 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-641, 1 July 1944, LTjg Phil Myers in command
  • During World War II USS LCI)L)-641 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LCI)L)-641 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 24 September 1945 to 14 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold 26 February 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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)-641 3782k USS LCI(L)-641 underway, date and location unknown. David Moon for his father Robert Moon EM2/c LCT-642
    These photos were taken aboard USS LCI(L)-641 enroute from Honolulu to Okinawa in September 1945. they are from the collection of Ltjg Herb F. Depke, USNR, submitted to Navsource by Herb Depke.
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    LCI(L)-641 97k USS LCI(L)-641, September 1945, "Hal" no surname given Herb Depke USS LCI-641
    LCI(L)-641 138k USS LCI(L)-641, September 1945, LTjg Herb F. Depke Herb Depke USS LCI-641
    LCI(L)-641 143k USS LCI(L)-641, September 1945, Royal "Huk" Huckins Herb Depke USS LCI-641
    LCI(L)-641 110k USS LCI(L)-641, September 1945, LTjg. Phil Myers Commanding Officer Herb Depke USS LCI-641

    The two photos below were taken while Ltjg Depke was attached to Okinawa NOB # 3556
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    LCI(L)-641 62k Okinawa, October 1945. The beached and wrecked ships are the result of Typhoon Louise. Herb Depke
    LCI(L)-641 68k 1945 Christmas card with panoramic view of Buckner Bay. The Christmas card displays the name Commander Steele, Commanding Officer , US Naval Station, Buckner Bay, Okinawa 1945. Herb Depke

    The history for LCI(L)-641 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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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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