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USS LCI(L)-713

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Golf - 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 (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 27 July 1944, at George Lawley and Son Shipyard, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 5 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-713, 18 September 1944, LTjg Walter W. Parris, in command
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-713 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Twenty-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945

  • Decommission, 6 October 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-713 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold to C.T. Smith & Sons, of Portland OR.,10 February 1948, used as a storage vessel for log towing tugs
  • Current Disposition, being restored at Portland OR. for public display
    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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    LCI(L)-711 365k USS LCI(L)-713 and USS LCI(L)-711 beached on Red Beach Two, Zamboanga, Mindanao. P.I., 10 March 1945. Carl Kracht for his father PHom1/c Ken Kracht
    LCI(L)-713 58k USS LCI(L)-713 crew photo, date and location unknown. Robert Morrissey
    LCI(L)-713 70k USS LCI(L)-713 underway with a tug alongside at Long Beach CA. in January-February 1946 returning from the Pacific theater. Derick S. Hartshorn
    LCI(L)-713 32k ex LCI(L)-713 at Portland OR. Pacific Northwest Historical Group
    LCI(L)-713 55k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 with bow doors open, at Portland, OR., date unknown. USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    LCI(L)-713 98k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 at Portland, OR., date unknown. USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    LCI(L)-713 67k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 at Portland, OR, Fall 2003. Photo by Ed Sinclair
    LCI(L)-713 65k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 at Portland, OR., Fall 2003. Photo by Ed Sinclair
    LCI(L)-713 691k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 at her mooring on the Columbia River at Portland. OR., May 2007. Photo by Jerry Gilmartin
    LCI(L)-713 348k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored on the Columbia River at Portland. OR., 24 July 2008. Photo by Larry Lee RM1 USN Ret.
    LCI(L)-713 285k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored on the Columbia River at Portland. OR., 24 July 2008. Photo by Larry Lee RM1 USN Ret.
    LCI(L)-713 1431k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored on the Columbia River at Portland. OR.
    Photo was taken during the National LCI Association National meeting at Portland in 2009.
    Photo by Joe Flynn
    LCI(L)-713 471k Partially restored ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored in her permanent berth on the Columbia River a Hayden Island in Portland, OR. LCI(L)-713 has been entered in the US National Register of Historical Register of Historical Places. Photo by Ian Poellet, 23 July 2012, from the pedestrian walkway on the west span of the Interstate Bridge. Robert Hurst
    LCI(L)-713 174k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored at Hayden Island, Portland, OR., with ex- Sakarissa(YTM-269) alongside, June 2010. Robert Hurst
    LCI(L)-713 154k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored on the Multnomah Channel in the vicinity of Scapoose, OR., circa 2014. Photos by Jim Hottois
    LCI(L)-713 168k
    LCI(L)-713 1294k Ex-USS LCI(L)-713 moored at Swan Island, Portland, OR., June 2015.
    Photo © Portland Tribune, James Valdez.
    Vance W. Tong, Managing Editor Portland Tribune

    The history for USS LCI(L)-713 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
    History of USS LCI(L)-713 submitted by Derick S. Hartshorn
    Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
    Video Tour of LCI(L)-713
    "New Hope for Historic Navy Ship". Portland Tribune, 16 June 2015
    LCI(L)-713 is in the process of restoration to its original configuration by the non-profit corporation, Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum. The ship is moored at Portland, Oregon and further information is available on their web site: Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum

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