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Partridge (AMCU-36) (1952 - 1954)
USS LSIL-1001 (1950 - 1952)
USS LCI(L)-1001 (1944 - 1950)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Delta - Kilo

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 18 April 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 13 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1001, 10 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1001 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 28 and 29 November 1944
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 9 and 11 March 1945
    Sulu Archipelago landings, 9 to 11 April 1945

  • Decommissioned in March 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Infantry Large LSIL-1001 in 1949
  • Recommissioned in 1950 as USS LSIL-1001
  • Authorized for conversion to Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) in FY 1952
  • Renamed Partridge (AMCU-36), conversion started at Charleston Naval Shipyard but never completed
  • Classification and name reverted to (LSIL-1001), 1 July 1954
  • Decommissioned in early 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 August 1956
  • USS LCI(L)-1001 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scrapped
    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)-1001 / USS LSIL-1001 / Partridge (AMCU-36)
    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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