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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1942, location unknown
Launched, in 1942
LCI(L)-116 never saw active service in the US Navy
Leased to the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-116, 5 January 1943
Returned to US Naval custody, 13 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
Final Disposition, sold by the State Department, 12 February 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 LCI(L)-116 underway, date and location unknown. Note the British low conning tower and two masts with no yardarm. Photo from USS LCI National Association's Newsletter The Elsie Item, September 1995 issue.
||HM LCI(L)-116 soccer team with third officer before match on the famous Raffles Pitch at Singapore, circa 1945-46.
||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
The history for LCI(L)-116 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
Last Updated 28 February 2014
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