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LCI(L)-131 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943, location unknown
Launched in 1943
LCI(L)-131 never saw active service with the US Navy
Transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, 28 January 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-131
Landed in the first wave at Ouistreham, France, D-Day, 6 June 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, 21 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Commission, 26 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)-131 under way, date and location unknown.
||Bill Hammond LCI(L)-131
||HM LCI(L)-131 under way date and location unknown. Photo taken by LT. J Deakin, War Office official photographer. Photo No. GM 3350 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection.
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