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HMC LCI(L)-260
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
    4 officers
    24 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
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    LCI(L)-260 1241k 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
    LCI(L)-260 104k HM LCI(L)-260 docked in Albania while loading ELAS prisoners, December 1944. John Bettle

    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.
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