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USS Jacamar (AMCU-25)
USS LSIL-870 (1949 - 1952)
USS LCI(L)-870 (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Lima
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 1 September 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber N.J.
  • Launched, 2 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-870, 9 October 1944, LTjg R.S. Runnels in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-870 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Thirteen, CDR. M.B. Brown USN (33);
    LCI Group Thirty-Eight, (flagship) LCDR. G.A. Jaquenot;
    LCI Division Seventy-Eight
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Designation changed to Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSIL, 28 February 1949
  • Authorized for conversion to Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), in FY 1952 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Named Jacamar (AMCU-25), 7 March 1952
  • Conversion begun, 3 August 1953, completed, 1 February 1954
  • Recommissioned USS Jacamar (AMCU-25), 1 December 1954
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCI(L) Specifications:
    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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    USS LCI(L)-870 / USS Jacamar (AMCU-25)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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