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USS LCI(L)-691


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Xray - November
NPXN
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, 20 May 1944, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 27 May 1944
  • Commissioned as USS LCI(L)-691, 3 June 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-691 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. J. P. Moore;
    LCI Group One Hundred Nine, LCDR. J. W. Detwiler USNR;
    LCI Division Two Hundred Seventeen
  • Following World War II USS LCI(L)-691 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    18 to 22 October 1945
    18 to 25 December 1945

  • Decommissioned in March 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    Complement
    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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
    Armament
    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 800 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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    LCI(L)-691 164k USS LCI(L)-691 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two", published by Arms and Armour Press.
    Robert Hurst
    LCI(L)-691 123k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, ramp in horizontal stow position, looking forward, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 63k USS LCI(L)-691 beached with ramp in horizontal position, supported by W.T. door, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 89k Looking forward from forecastle of USS LCI(L)-691 beached with ramp down, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 83k USS LCI(L)-691 beached with ramp down, port view, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 76k USS LCI(L)-691 beached with ramp down, starboard view, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 105k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, port side looking aft, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 123k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, starboard side looking aft, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 118k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, starboard side looking forward, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 115k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, port side looking forward, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 86k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle, main deck looking forward, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-691 89k USS LCI(L)-691 forecastle from the bridge, 6 June 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI713 restoration crew

    The history for LCI(L)-691 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

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