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LCI(L) / LSIL-1001 /AMCU-36 Partridge

Flag Hoist/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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal


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 LCI(L)-1001 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned in March 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned in 1950 as USS LSIL-1001
  • Authorized for conversion to Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) in FY 1952
  • Renamed Partridge (AMCU-35), conversion started at Charleston Naval Shipyard but never completed
  • Classification and name reverted to (LSIL-1001), 1 July 1954
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 August 1956
  • Final Disposition, scrapped
  • LCI(L)-1001 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 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 knots; 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
    Armament five single 20mm guns two forward, one amidship, two aft, 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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    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
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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