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Precedence of awards is from left to right, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 13 April 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 21 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-678, 28 April 1944, LT. W. C. Anderson USNR in command
During World War II USS LCI(L)-678 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Thirteen CDR. W.B. Brown USN (33);
LCI Group Thirty-Seven, LCDR. P. W. Howard;
LCI Division Seventy-Three
Following World War II USS LCI(L)-678 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 12 September 1945 to 8 February 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Final Disposition, destroyed, 13 February 1946
Displacement 236 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 knots; 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 860 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)-678 grounded at Okinawa following Typhoon Louise, October 1945.
US Navy photo
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||USS LCI(L)-678 grounded at Okinawa following Typhoon Louise, October 1945. Photo was taken by a
USS Typhon (ARL-28) crewman.
||USS LCI(R)-771, USS LCI(G)-470 and USS LCI(L)-678 grounded at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" 9-10 October 1945.
The history for LCI(L)-678 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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