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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Echo
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
Displacement 246 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
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
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
Diesel 800 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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||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")
||USS LCI(L)-664 nested with other LCIs at Mers-el-Kebir on the coast of French Algeria, date unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-664 under way in convoy from Mers-el-Kebir on the coast of French Algeria, date unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-664 in the harbor at Palermo, Sicily, date unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-664 at anchor with French troops bound for Marseilles aboard, circa late 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-664 with French troops aboard bound for Marseilles, circa late 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-664 conning tower, date and location unknown.
||USS LCI(L)-664 nested with other LCIs at Marseilles, France, circa late 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-664 with POWs (Polish conscripts) aboard, circa late 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-664 under way between Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy transporting POWs (Polish conscripts), circa late 1944.
||USS LCI(L)-664 crew at Oran prior to getting under way for return to the US, circa late 1944-early 1945.
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
USS LCI(L)-664 Crew Photos
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 30 June 2017
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