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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large): Laid down, (date and place unknown); Launched, (date unknown); Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1063, 11 May 1944; During World War II LCI(L)-1063 was assign to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown); Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 2 October 1947; Final Disposition, fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 246 t.(light), 264 t. (landing), 419 t.(loaded); Length 158' 5 1/2"; 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 enlistedTroop 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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The history for LCI(L)-1063 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
Fleet Reserve Association

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