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The Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum (AFMM) is an Oregon based 501c3 charitable non-profit organization. We are a member based organization that is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the USS LCI 713.

The Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum is an Oregon Non-Profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the USS LCI 713. Our Mission is to preserve the history of the Amphibious Forces in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, to educate the public on the rich naval maritime heritage that the Amphibious Forces have played in our nation's history, and the importance of preserving historic naval ships for future generations.

The USS LCI (L) 713 is a World War II era Landing Craft Infantry. Its mission was to place up to 200 soldiers onto almost any beach in the world. The LCI was a joint British-American design of a new type of ship that would be capable of landing soldiers on hostile enemy shores. Within a 2 year period, 951 LCIs were constructed in ten small shipyards in the United States. Two of those shipyards, Albina Engine and Machine and Commercial Iron Works were in Portland, Oregon.

The LCI 713 is on the National Parks Service National Register as a historic vessel. At the end of World War II the Navy had over 5,500 commissioned ships in service. Of that total, over half of those ships were amphibious warfare vessels. Today, out of the many WWII Navy ships listed in the National Register, the LCI 713 is the sole representative of that half of the fleet.

We have a dedicated volunteer crew that spends each and every Saturday working on the restoration effort.

 

Thanks for your interest!

 

 

 

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