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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1942, location unknown
Launched in 1942
Completed in 1942 and transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend Lease Act
Commissioned HM LCI(L)-171, 21 November 1942
Returned to US Naval custody, 27 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Sold by the State Department, 16 December 1947
Final Disposition, 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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||Troops coming ashore from HM LCI(L)-171, as part of the British Army landings at Reggio, Italy, 2-3 September1943.
Imperial War Museum War Office Second World War Official Collection, by No. 2 Army Film and Photographic Unit, Sgt. Loughlin, Photo No. © IWM (NA 6301).
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