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LCI(L)-710 / LSIL-710


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal



LSIL-710 was transferred to France redesignated L9035, returned and transferred to South Vietnam
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-710, 29 July 1944, at Boston, MA., LTjg. James J. Smith USNR in command
  • During World War II LCI(L)-710 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
    "... LCI710 left Boston, MA with a crew of 4 Officers and 25 men. The ship went to Zamboanga and loaded 200 troops and 13 officers of the 41st artillery division during World War II. There was another LCI with us on the beach when we were hit with mortar shells and the LCI 710 received 18 holes. If we had not gotten off the beach the next mortar shell would have been a direct hit to the ship. ..." Frank Ruxlow USS LCI(L)-710
  • Decommissioned, 31 March 1946 at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-710, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program to France for use in French Indo-China, 8 January 1951, redesignated L9035
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Returned to US custody and transferred to South Vietnam in 1956
  • 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, 25 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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    LCI(L)-710 68k Scale model of LCI(L)-710 Frank Ruxlow Jr. USS LCI(L)-710
    LCI(L)-710 191k LCI(L)-710 Commissioning Crew Roster Frank Ruxlow Jr. USS LCI(L)-710

    There is no DANFS history available for LCI(L)-710 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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