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USS LCI(G)-412
USS LCI(L)-412 (1944 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Victor - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Normandy - 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid Down, 21 January 1944, at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, 26 January 1944
  • Commissioned 31 January 1944
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-412 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Gunboat) LCI(G)-412, 15 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold 10 April 1946, fate unknown
  • USS LCI(L)-412 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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
    LCI(L) Complement 4 Officers, 24 Enlisted
    LCI(G) Complement 5 Officers, 65 Enlisted
    LCI(L) Troop Capacity 6 Officers, 182 Enlisted
    LCI(L) 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
    LCI(G) Armament two 40mm guns, four 20mm guns, six .50cal machine guns, ten MK7 rocket launchers
    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)-405 114k USS LCI(L)-412 and USS LCI(L)-409 on the building ways at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA., 16 January 1944.
    George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Jerry Gilmartin AFMM secretary LCI-713 restoration crew
    LCI(L)-405 1260k USS LCI(L)-412 crew photo at Weymouth England in May 1944. PhM/1c Donald McGranahan 2nd row between portholes. US National Archives photo. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
    LCI(L)-412 100k Troops land from USS LCI(L)-412 during the "D-Day" assault on "Omaha" Beach, 6 June 1944. Note "half-track" weapons carriers at the water's edge, with their guns pointing inland; troops dug in on the shore; and LCI(L)-412's bow 20mm gunner engaging enemy targets.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-421289 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center and Don G. McGranahan PhM1/c
    LCI(L)-405 974k View of the Normandy beachhead from USS LCI(L)-412, 6 June 1944. USS LCI(L)-553 is beached to starboard of USS LCI(L)-412 while discharging troops onto the beach. US National Archives photo. Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
    President Warfield 104k USS President Warfield (IX-169) moored on the Seine River, France, circa 1944-1945. President Warfield was serving as a Base and Accommodations Ship for LCIs. Alongside, from left to right; USS LCI(L)-412, USS LCI(L)-408, USS LCI(L)-539, USS LCI(L)-401 and USS LCI(L)-556. In the right foreground is an LCT and HMS ML-248.
    US Army Signal Corps Photo # SC-222893, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert G. Morrissey

    There is no DANFS History available for USS LCI(L)-412 / LCI(G)-412 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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