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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 21 July 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
Launched, 31 July 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-712, 15 August 1944
During World War II LCI(L)-712 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 April 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-712 received one battle star for World War II service
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Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
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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||USS LCI(L)-712 beached in Borneo, with PTRON-8's PT-142 alongside, June 1945.
||Submitted by Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc. Courtesy William Skade OinC PT-143.
The history for LCI(L)-712 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 18 October 2011
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