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USS LCI(L)-712


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Foxtrot - Sierra
NQFS
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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
  • 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
    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, 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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    LCI(L)-712 327k 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
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    Last Updated 18 October 2011