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LCI(L)-123 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down circa December 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Hingham, MA.
Launched and delivered in January 1943
LCI(L)-123 never saw active service with the US Navy
Turned over to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Program
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-123, 16 January 1943
Returned to US Naval custody, 25 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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)-123 and HM LCI(L)-132 and other LCI(L)'s of British Flotilla 9 landing troops in Sicily, 10 July 1943. The British, along with the U.S. LCI Flotillas 1, 2, and 4, helped land 160,000 troops of the British 8th and American 7th Armies.
Photo from USS LCI National Association's 2009 calendar, a US Navy photo from the US National Archives, courtesy Dennis Blocker.
||HM LCI(L)-123 and HM LCI(L)-132 and other LCI(L)'s of British Flotilla 9 landing troops in Sicily, 10 July 1943. Photo taken by Sgt Stubbs of No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Photo No. NA 4275 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of War Office Second World War Official Collection
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