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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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)-132 never saw active service with the US Navy
Turned over to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Program
Commissioned USS LCI(L)-133, and leased to the United Kingdom 1 February 1943
During World War II HM LCI(L)-133 participated in the Invasion of Southern France
Returned to US Naval custody and struck from the Naval Register, 29 October 1947
Final Disposition, delivered to her purchaser, 29 October 1947, 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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||US troops come ashore from HM LCI(L)-133 and HM LCI(L)-316, 15 August 1944, during the invasion of southern France.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 19290 a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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