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USS LCI(L)-1006

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Echo - 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 - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

USS LCI(L)-1006 also served in the Dominican Republic Navy as Paradise (BDI-103)
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 25 April 1944, at Consolidated Steel Corp, Shipbuilding Div., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 6 may 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1006, 19 June 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-1006 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, 10 March 1945
    Zulu Archipelago landings, 9 to 11 April 1945
  • Decommissioned in 1947, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
  • USS LCI(L)-1006 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 4 August 1947
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission in August-September 1947, named Maximum Go'mez, flag unknown
  • Confiscated by Cuban Navy in September 1947 as part of attempted rebellion in Dominican Republic
  • Sold to Guatemalan shipping company, date unknown, renamed Quetzal
  • Seized by Dominican Republic, 25 July 1951, for violation of Dominican territorial waters
  • Commissioned into the Dominican Republic Navy as Paradise (BDT-103)
  • Placed out of service by the Dominican Republic Navy in 1959
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    The history for USS LCI(L)-1006 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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