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LCI(L)-122 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, in 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hingham, MA.
Launched in December 1942
LCI(L)-122 never saw active service with the US Navy
Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 14 January 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-122
Returned to US Naval custody, 14 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1046
Final Disposition, sold by the State Department, 13 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)-122 fitting out at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hingham. MA., 21 January 1943.
||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
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