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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.
  • Launched,(date unknown
  • 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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 28 and 29 November 1944
    Borneo operation
    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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    LCS(L)-698 197k 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
    LSD-12 66k RFS LSIL9033 being transported from Haiphong to Saigon, French Indochina, in the well deck of TCD Foudre(L646) in December 1954. Georges Demichelis

    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
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    Last Updated 29 May 2009