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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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||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
||RFS L9039 underway off San Diego, CA. in January 1954 just prior to leaving for Vietnam. Photo by Oather Morper
||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 21 May 2010
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