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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1944 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Barber N.J.
Launched in 1944
Delivered, September 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-812, 19 September 1944
During World War II USS LCI(L)-812 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCI Flotilla 5 Group 14, CDR. H.H. Mattson in command, and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II LCI(L)-812 performed occupation duty in the Far East, including China service, 24 September 1945 to 24 April 1946
Decommissioned, 14 July 1946, at San Diego, CA., LTjg. Harold Bleyhl USNR, in command
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Sold, 13 March 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LCI(L)-812 received one battle star for World War II service.
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June 1945
Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t.(landing); 389 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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The history for USS LCI(L)-812 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last updated 29 February 2008
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