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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1942, location unknown
Launched in November 1942
Leased to the United Kingdom, 28 November 1942, Commissioned HM LCI(L)-246
Returned to US Naval custody, 15 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Final Disposition, sold 5 December 1947, fate unknown
Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 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 3 officer, 21 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 four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal machine guns
Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers
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||HM LCI(L)-246 moored outboard of HM LCI(L)-113 and forward of HM LCH-75 and a tug in the Azores, circa 1946, while enroute to the United States to return the ships to the US Government as part of the UK/USA Lend Lease program. Photo by Victor Urch Leading Seaman Gunner D/JX 566168, Royal Navy HM LCI(L)-246
||Keith Urch for his father Victor Urch HM LCI(L)-246
The history for LCI(L)-246 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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