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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
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)-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
Last Updated 21 March 2014
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