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HM LCI(L)-260 (1942 - 1943)
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, date unknown, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 28 December 1942, commissioned HM LCI(L)-260
Temporary custody to Canada, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-260, 23 March 1943, LT. Grant A. Tripp RCNVR (Act.)(Temp.) in command
During World War II HM LCI(L)-260 / HMC LCI(L)-260 served in the Europe- Africa-Middle East Theater
HMC LCI(L)-260 participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, July-August 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy and returned to Royal Navy custody, date unknown
Returned to US Navy custody, 10 December 1946
Leased to France in 1948 and designated (L9048)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1948
Final Disposition, 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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| HMC LCI(L)-260
||HMC LCI(L)-260 beached in Sicily while disembarking Canadian troops, July 1943.
NARA photo # NA-4115
|Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
| HM LCI(L)-260
||HM LCI(L)-260 docked in Albania while loading ELAS prisoners, December 1944.
The history for HMC LCI(L)-260 was extracted from
The RCN's Part in the Invasion of France, a Royal Canadian Navy History document.
Last Updated 16 June 2017
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