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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 21 April 1944, George Lawley & Son, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 29 April 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-681, 6 May 1944, LT. W. R. Miller Jr. USNR in command
During World War II LCI(L)-681 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCI Flotilla Five, CDR. H. V. Milton;
LCT Group Thirteen, LCDR. N. Nash Jr.;
LCT Division Twenty-Five
Following World War II USS LCI(L)-681 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from, 21 to 24 October 194
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 9 May 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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 Miami (CL-89) crew members climb aboard USS
LCI(L)-681 from Miami's stern for a trip to Mog Mog island at Ulithi
for recreation, 10 March 1945.
US Navy photo 80-G-313358 now in at the US National Archives in College Park, Maryland
||USSLCI(L)-681 at anchor, date and location unknown. Note the "Homeward Bound" pennant flying from her yardarm and the LCM alongside.
Reverse side of this photos "Arthur Hewes Lillibridge was commanding officer of LCI (L) 681 from 3/31/46 to 6/19/46. Took ship from San Francisco, CA. to Charleston, S.C. for decommissioning."
|Marilyn Lillibridge in honor of her Father-in-law Arthur Lillibridge CO USS LCI(L)-681
The history for USS LCI(L)-681 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 22 January 2016
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