LCI(L) 217

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) - Launched (Date unknown)

  1. USS LCI(L)-217
    Commissioned November 14 1942 - Decommissioned November 3 1944
    Leased to The United Kingdom November 3 1944
    Returned to U.S. custody March 14 1946

  2. RFS LCI-9046 (French Naval Service)
    Sold to France March 19 1946 and redesignated

    Struck from Naval Register 1955
    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image






Ship had no post office


Locy Type


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JonBurdett lcil217 19431222 cc.jpg

Posted from another vessel or shore station


Locy Type


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JonBurdett lcil217 19440120 cc.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use
Posted from another vessel or shore station


Other Information

LCI(L)-217 earned four battle stars for World War II service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal



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