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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS LCI(L)-671 was transferred to the Soviet Union, redesignated DS-47
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 24 March 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 30 March 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-671, 6 April 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-671 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 20 September 1944
USS LCI(L)-671 was decommissioned and transferred as part of Project Hula to the Soviet Union at Cold Bay, AK., 29 July 1945, designated Soviet Landing Ship DS-47
Ex-USS LCI(L)-671 (Soviet Navy DS-47) participated in the Soviet invasion of the Japanese Kuril Islands between 18 August and 1 September 1945
Returned to US Naval custody in 1955 and struck from the Naval Register
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-671 earned one battle star for World War II service
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
Speed 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
LCI(L) 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
130 tons Diesel
200 gal. lube oil
two sets of 4 GM Diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600
twin variable pitch propellers
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||LCIs moored at Bizerte, Tunisia, circa May 1944. From left to right front row:
LCIs left to right back row:
Four unidentified LCIs
|Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren CO USS LCI(L)-665
||Members of the 30th Inf., 3rd Div. board LCI(L)s, 24 July 1944, near Naples, Italy, for a practice landing in anticipation of the coming Invasion of southern France in August of 1944.
Recognizable ships are from right to left:
USS LCI(L)-587 and
US National Archives photo # III-SC-192675, Box 222, a US Army Signal Corps photo by Cuca 163rd Signal Photo Company, US Army Signal Corps.
||USS LCI(L)-671 proceeding in column with USS LCI)L)-525 astern and following USS LCI(L)-551 from Kodiak to Cold Bay, Alaska, 7 July 1945. USS LCI-671 USS LCI(L)-525 and USS LCI(L)-551 were three of the LCI's slated for lend-lease to the Soviet Navy. Note Pavlof Volcano in background. Photo from USS National Archives. and LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item," September 1999 issue.
||Ardie Hunt and Jerry Gilmartin MMCS(SW) Ret., PT658 Curator, LCI713 AFMM Secretary
The history for USS LCI(L)-671 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
Last Updated 14 June 2013
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