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USS LCI(L)-664


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Echo

NGCE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 1 March 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset MA.
  • Launched, 8 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-664, 18 March 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-664 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-664 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed Occupation service in the Far East from 18 November 1945 to 2 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1951
  • USS LCI(L)-664 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 1 May 1951
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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
    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 800 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)-664 73k USS LCI(L)-664 officers and petty officers after an Administrative Inspection at Bizerte, Tunisia, date unknown. (Photo Caption - "cit-kip,wells,early,zory,--rgland") Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 181k USS LCI(L)-664 nested with other LCIs at Mers-el-Kebir on the coast of French Algeria, date unknown. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 102k USS LCI(L)-664 under way in convoy from Mers-el-Kebir on the coast of French Algeria, date unknown. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 114k USS LCI(L)-664 in the harbor at Palermo, Sicily, date unknown. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 126k USS LCI(L)-664 at anchor with French troops bound for Marseilles aboard, circa late 1944. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 97k USS LCI(L)-664 with French troops aboard bound for Marseilles, circa late 1944. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 112k USS LCI(L)-664 conning tower, date and location unknown. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 58k USS LCI(L)-664 nested with other LCIs at Marseilles, France, circa late 1944. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 134k USS LCI(L)-664 with POWs (Polish conscripts) aboard, circa late 1944. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 104k USS LCI(L)-664 under way between Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy transporting POWs (Polish conscripts), circa late 1944. Russ Padden
    LCI(L)-664 81k USS LCI(L)-664 crew at Oran prior to getting under way for return to the US, circa late 1944-early 1945. Russ Padden

    The history for USS LCI(L)-664 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
    LCI(L) 664
    USS LCI(L)-664 Crew Photos
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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