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USS LSIL-674
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USS LCI(M)-674 (1945 - 1949)
USS LCI(L)-674 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Tango - India
NPTI
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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
  • 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
    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
    LCI(L) Complement
    4 Officers
    24 Enlisted
    LCI(M) Complement
    4 Officers
    49 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity
    6 Officers
    182 Enlisted
    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) Armament
    [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
    LCI(M) Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 869 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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    USS LCI(L)-674
    LCI(L)-234 496k 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
    LCI(L)-674/353 24k USS LCI(M)-674 and USS LCI(M)-353 moored to a barge at Taura, Japan. December 1945. 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
    LCI(L)-674/353 48k

    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

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