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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Zulu - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 14 June 1944, at George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 22 June 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-700, 26 June 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-700 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Decommissioned in March 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LCI(L)-700 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, Zamboanga, 1 April 1945
Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May and 26 June to 5 July 1945
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 LCI(L)-700 launching, at George Lawley and Sons, Shipyard, Neponset, MA., 22 June 1944.
National Archive photos
|Tommy Trampp (01), National Association of |
USS LCS(L) 1-130 (02)
||USS LCI(L)-636, USS LCI(L)-621, USS LCI(L)-700, USS LCI(L)-702 and USS LCI(L)-774 and one additional LCI approaching the beach for a landing at Zamboanga, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 1 April 1945.
US National Archives Records Administration photo #359834, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Robert Morrissey, Beth Golemon, Dennis Blocker
||From left to right LCI(L)-700, USS LCI(L)-624 and
USS LCI(L)-1025 nested, along the starboard side of a larger ship, possibly a tender, date and location unknown.
||From left to right:
USS LCI(L)-654, USS LCI(L)-700 and
USS LCI(L)-653 moored at Guam, circa Fall-1945 - January-February 1946. This appears to be US personnel waiting
to board ships to return home after conclusion of World War II.
The photo was cropped from a photo showing at least eight ships moored at Guam, however, only LCI(L)'s 654, 700 and 653 can be identified.
||J Hoffman in honor of his Father W Hoffman (USAF)
The history for USS LCI(L)-700 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 23 February 2018
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