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HM LCI(L)-98 (1942 - 1944)
LCI(L)-98 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, at Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA.
Launched, date unknown
LCI(L)-98 never saw active service with the US Navy
Delivered to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-lease Act, 2 November 1942
Commissioned by the Royal Navy, HM LCI(L)-98, 2 November 1942
Converted to a Landing Craft Headquarters in early 1944, redesignated HM LCH-98, LT. L.F.Stinton RNVR in command
HM LCH-98 participated in the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944 and the Walcheren landings, 1 November 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 27 February 1946
Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Commission, 16 January 1948, fate unknown
Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
Length 158' 5½"
Beam 23' 3"
Light, 3'1½" mean
Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
16 kts (max.)
14 kts maximum continuous
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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
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
Diesel 860 Bbls
lube oil 200 gal
two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
single General Motors Main reduction gears
two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp
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||HM LCH-98 in harbor, date and location unknown.
Imperial Museum photo from "Warships of World War II", by H.T. Lenton and J.J. Colledge, Ian Allan Ltd., London
||HM LCH-98 in harbor date and place unknown.
Imperial War Museum photo # A24665 from "Royal Navy Handbook, 1939-1945", by David Wragg.
||HM LCH-98 under way in harbor, in 1944, location unknown.
Imperial War Museum photo.
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