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HM LCI(L)-241



LCI(L)-241 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in September 1942 at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Leased to the United Kingdom, and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-241, 19 November 1942
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-241 participated in the following campaigns:
    Invasion of Italy, landing elements of the Northants Regiment at Reggio, Calabria, in early September 1943
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944, where she was a unit of 266 Flotilla
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Delivered to her purchaser, 10 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    Speed
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    Complement
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    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
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 860 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    Propulsion
    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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    LCI(L)-120 1357k British LCI Flotilla at Messina, Sicily loading troops of the Northants Regiment to cross the Straits of Messina and land near the tip of Reggio, Calabria, Italy on 3 September 1943. LCI(L)'s present include:
    HM LCI(L)-120
    HM LCI(L)-244
    HM LCI(L)-286
    HM LCI(L)-291
    HM LCI(L)-300
    HM LCI(L)-317
    HM LCI(L)-172
    HM LCI(L)-136
    HM LCI(L)-169
    HM LCI(L)-241
    HM LCI(L)-292 and
    HM LCI(L)-271
    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
    LCI(L)-169 1331k
    LCI(L)-271 1610k
    LCI(L)-245 114k Photograph taken by Herbert Farram from the deck of HM LCI(L)-241, 6 June 1944. showing Sword beach Queen Red sector. The area is known as Le Breche. Note the line of German POWs and the house on the left full of holes which is called Les Marmousets and is still there after repairs. Richard Farram for his father Herbert Farram
    LCI(L)-245 71k Commanding Officer of HM LCI(L)-241 LT. William L Toye, Royal Navy. LT. Toye was in command during the Normandy invasion. Photo by Herbert Farram.. Richard Farram for his father Herbert Farram

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