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HM LCI(L)-245



LCI(L)-245 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)-245, 17 November 1942
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-245 participated in the following campaigns:
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
    Walcheren Landings, July 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 21 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold 1 March 1948, 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)-245 95k HM LCI(L)-245 at anchor at Saltash near Plymouth, England in July 1945.
    Photo by Herbert Farram HM LCI(L)-245
    Richard Farram for his father Herbert Farram

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