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USS LCI(L)-875 (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Golf - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LSIL-875 was transferred to France redesignated L9039 later transferred to Cambodia redesignated P111
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 8 September 1944, at New Jersey Ship Building Co., Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, 9 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-875, 16 October 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-875 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, date unknown, and laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-875, 28 February 1949
  • Transferred under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program to France for use in French Indo-China in December 1953, redesignated L9039
  • Returned to US Naval custody
  • Transferred to Cambodia, date unknown, redesignated P111
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, returned to the Philippines in the spring of 1975, fate unknown
    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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    RFS L9039
    LCI(L)-875 109k Ex-LSIL-875 in French service as RFS L9039 underway off San Diego, CA. in January 1954 just prior to leaving for Vietnam. Photo by Oather Morper Lionel Gerault
    LCI(L)-875 102k RFS L9039 underway off San Diego, CA. in January 1954 just prior to leaving for Vietnam. Photo by Oather Morper Lionel Gerault
    LCI(L)-875 86k Ex-USS LSIL-875 in Cambodian naval service as P111 beached on the Mékong River in 1956. Georges Demichelis, submitted by Jaouen.

    The history for USS LCI(L)-875 / LSIL-875 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

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