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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched, date unknown
LCI(L)-257 never saw active service with the US Navy
Transferred under the Lend-lease Program to the United Kingdom, 16 February 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-257
HM LCI(L)-257 saw service in the Mediterranean area with the Royal Navy
Returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
Transferred to the State Department for disposal
Final Disposition, sold in August 1947, 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)-257) moored pierside at Malta, after conversion to a stores carrier, date unknown.
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