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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Theater - World War II Victory Medal

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large): Laid down, (date and place unknown); Launched (date unknown); Commissioned USS LCI(L)-820, 29 September 1944. During World War II LCI(L)-820 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown); Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 26 January 1948; Final Disposition, fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 236 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 knots; 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; Armament five single 20mm guns two forward, one amidship, two aft, 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)-820 46k LCI(L)-820 entering San Francisco Bay, returning from the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, (note the homeward bound pennant flying from her mainmast). LCDR Ken Drummond, CO LCI(L)-820 1946, and XO LCI(G-460)

The history for LCI(L)-820 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

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