Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
LCI(L)-108 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II and in 1949 to France
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1942, at Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA.
Launched in 1942
LCI(L)-108 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 10 December 1942, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act and commissioned that date as HM LCI(L)-108
During World War II HM LCI(L)-108 participated in the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944
Transferred to France in May 1949, at Portsmouth, England
Commissioned into the French Navy as RFS LCI-108
Reconditioned at Bizerte, Tunisia before being assigned for service with French forces in Indo-China
Redesignated with NATO side number, L9043, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk in 1954
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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
| HM LCI-108
||HM LCI(L)-108 in dry dock for repair, with a view of Sousse, Tunisia in the background. The floating dry dock was made in America. The parts were numbered and then assembled where wanted.
Royal Navy Photo #A 18154, by LT C. H. Parnall, Royal Navy official photographer from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.
| RFS LCI-108
||RFS LCI(L)-108 moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
Photo by Rozo.
Last Updated 29 August 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|