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USS LCI(L)-699 (1944 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Yankee - Romeo
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
USS LSIL-699 was transferred to France and later to South Vietnam
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-699, 25 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-699 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaigns:
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Leyte landings, 28 and 29 November 1944
Tarakan Island, 27 April to 5 May 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-699, 28 February 1949
Decommissioned, date unknown. and laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Transferred under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program to France for use in French Indo-China, 8 January 1951, redesignated RFS LSIL 9033
Returned to US Naval custody,(date unknown
Transferred to South Vietnam in 1956
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-699 received two battle stars for World War II service
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
LCI(L) 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||Ex-USS LSIL-699 now in French Naval service as RFS LSIL9033 in the Brown Water Navy Force (French DINASSAUT) on the Red River in North Vietnam along with RFS LSIL 9029 ex-USS LCIL-698.
||Photo by Jean Claude Fortier., submitted by Georges Demichelis.RFS LSIL9029
||RFS LSIL9033 being transported from Haiphong to Saigon, French Indochina, in the well deck of TCD Foudre(L646) in December 1954.
The history for LCI(L)-699 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 29 May 2009
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