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USS LCI(M)-674 (1945 - 1949)
USS LCI(L)-674 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Tango - India
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, 31 March 1944, at George Lawley and Son, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 8 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-674, 15 April 1944
Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Mortar) LCI(M)-674, 5 May 1945
During World War II USS LCI(L)-674 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II USS LCI(M)-674 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed occupation duty in the Far East from 18 November 1945 to 2 April 1946
Decommissioned, 15 August 1946, at Algiers, LA.
Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-674, 14 November 1949
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 13 December 1950
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-674 received one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
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
LCI(L) Troop Capacity
LCI(L) 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) 351-353 only] four single 20mm guns, 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
one single 40mm gun, forward
four 20mm guns
three 4.2mm chemical mortars mounted in three 4ft x 4ft wooden walled 2" x 6" high sand boxes on the well deck with the three tripod mortar tubes in position to fire forward over the bow, No. 2 Troop Compartment (under well deck) converted to a magazine
Diesel 869 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)-234, USS LCI(L)-674 and USS LCI(L)-562 moored at Ratonneau Island off the southern coast of France, 30 August1944.
||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
||USS LCI(M)-674 and USS LCI(M)-353 moored to a barge at Taura, Japan.
||Pete Bolinger USS LCI(M)-674 August 1945 to 15 August 1946 and USS LSM-111 November 1944 to Spring 1945
John Ratomski courtesy Zach Morris, Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine, U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association
The history for LCI(L)-674 / LCI(M)-674 / LSIL-674 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 31 March 2017
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