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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1942 at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
Launched in 1942
Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, commissioned HM LCI(L)-250, 31 December 1942
Transferred to the Canadian Navy, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-250, 29 January 1944, LT. Clifford Chilcott RCNVR (Temp.) in command
During World War II HM LCI(L)-250 / HMC LCI(L)-250 was assigned to the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
Campaign and Dates
Campaign and Dates
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Assigned to 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 262)
Troops Embarked, Highland Light Infantry of Canada B Co., plus battalion HQ
Damage Sustained in Landing, Mined on the port bow; lost both ramps when turning while getting off the beach
Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy, 31 August 1944, returned to Royal Navy custody
Returned to US Naval custody, 27 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Final Disposition, sold, 17 February 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)-250 and HM LCIH-269 off Salerno in September, 1943. The ships are carrying US Sappers and are heading to
shore for landings just south of Naples.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Roper, F.G. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 19150)
||HMC LCI(L)-250 loading Canadian troops of the Highland Light Infantry in the United Kingdom for the trip across the channel to the Normandy invasion beaches
Photo from H.M.C.S. One photographer's impressions of the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II.
||HMC LCI(L)-250, HM LCI(L)-125 and HMC LCI(L)-306 embarking Canadian troops of the Highland Light Infantry in the United Kingdom for the trip across the channel to the Normandy invasion beaches.
(Note: Each of the Canadian LCI(L)s had a serial number board affixed to her conning tower. This was used as a system for the troops to identify the correct LCI(L) that they were assigned to during the boarding period.)
The history for LCI(L)-250 was extracted from
The RCN's Part in the Invasion of France, a Royal Canadian Navy History document.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The Nauticapedia - The Ships of the Royal Canadian Navy Present Off the Normandy Beaches on June 6/7/1944 (The D-Day Landings)
Last Updated 5 August 2016
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