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USS LCI(L)-681

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Whiskey - Alpha
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 1945
  • 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
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    LCI(L)-681 213k 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
    Tracy White
    LCI(L)-681 62k 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
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