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USS LCI(L)-1003


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Delta - Tango
NZDT
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 (1)


LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 20 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1002, 8 June 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1003 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1944
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 20 March and 17 to 23 April 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 February 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    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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    LCI(L)-655/1003 28k USS LCI(L)-1003 at left, USS LCI(L)-655 at center and an unidentified LCI(L) discharging troops, date and place unknown. Photo from:
    "When Victory Is Ours:
    Letters Home from the
    South Pacific 1943-1945"
    By Morris D. Coppersmith,
    edited by Galia Berry,
    © 1996 All Rights Reserved

    The history for LCI(L)-1003 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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