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USS LCI(L)-700

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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, Zamboanga, 1 April 1945
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May and 26 June to 5 July 1945
  • 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
    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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    123k 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)
    LCI(L)-636/621 532k 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
    LCI(L)-624/700/1025 54k 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. Bill Brinkley
    LCI(L)-700 43k 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
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