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LCI(L)-1085


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 unknown) at DeFoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched in August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-1085, 26 August 1944
  • During World War II LCI(L)-1085 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned in 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 31 October 1947 for disposition
  • Sold to McAllister Lighterage Co., in the fall of 1949 for $11,000, cut into four sections at Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, New York, transported by truck to Baldwin on Lake George, New York. Reassembled and launched in October 1950 as the Lake George Steamboat Company's tour boat Ticonderoga.
  • Placed out of service in 1989 and laid up on Lake George
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1993 at Baldwin, Lake George, N.Y.
    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 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 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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    LCI(L)-1085 89k LCI(L)-1085 underway, date and place unknown.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 35k ex LCI(L)-1085 at Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, New York, with superstructure and bow doors removed, ready to be cut into sections.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 41k ex LCI(L)-1085 at Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, New York, after cutting the ship into sections.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 40k a section of ex LCI(L)-1085 being moved overland to Baldwin on Lake George for reassembly.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 43k a section of ex LCI(L)-1085 being moved overland to Baldwin on Lake George for reassembly.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 47k ex LCI(L)-1085 the Lake George Steamboat Co.'s tour boat Ticonderoga at Baldwin on Lake George ready for launching in October 1950.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company", Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons
    LCI(L)-1085 64k ex LCI(L)-1085 in service as the Lake George Steamboat Co.'s tour boat Ticonderoga on Lake George, N.Y., date unknown.
    Photo from "Mountain Steamboats: The Saga of the Lake George Steamboat Company". Used with the permission of Mr. Bill Dow, President Lake George Steamboat Company, 31 August 2003.
    Bob Clemons

    The history for LCI(L)-1085 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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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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