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HMS LCI(L)-102


LCI(L)-102 was commissioned in the Royal Navy and later transferred to the Republic of France as L-9041
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • LCI(L) never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-102, and leased to the United Kingdom 20 November 1942
  • Returned to US Naval custody (date unknown)
  • Leased to the Republic of France (date unknown), redesignated L-9041
  • Final Disposition, discarded by France in 1953, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 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 3 officer, 21 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 four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal machine guns
    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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    The history for LCI(L)-102 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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