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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, 18 September 1944, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
Launched, 13 Octobe 1944
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-879, 20 October 1944
During World War II LCI(L)-879 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II LCI(L)-879 performed occupation duty in the Far East, 16 to 22 October 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 June 1948
Final Disposition, 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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||LCI(L)-879 underway, date and location unknown.
Photo from LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", Issue #46, October 2003, courtesy Ed
Jeronczyk, SM2/c USS LCI(L) 879)
||LCI(L)-879 hard aground on San Clemente Island, off the coast of California, 28 February 1945.
US Navy photo by LT. M. Lloyd, Lighter-than-Air Airship Squadron (ZP 31), NAS Santa Ana, CA.
The history for USS LCI(L)-879 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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