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HM LCH-101
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LCI(L)-101


LCI(L)-101 was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-lease Act for the duration of World War II
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1942 at Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched in 1942
  • LCI(L)-101 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-lease Act to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCH-101 17 November 1942, at New York
  • Royal Navy Service
  • Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
  • Amphibious landings at Rangoon in May 1945
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 14 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold by the State Department, 13 February 1948, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    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 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    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
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    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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