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HMC LCI(L)-262
HM LCI(L)-262

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, in 1942 at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched, in December 1943
  • Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 4 January 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-262
  • Transferred to the Canadian Navy, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-262, 29 January 1944, LT. Peter R; Hinton RCNVR (Temp.) in command
  • During World War II HMC LCI(L)-262 was assigned to the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 262) in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy, 3 September 1944, and returned to the Royal Navy
  • Returned to US Naval custody in January 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Leased to France, 26 January 1948, redesignated RFS LCI(L)-201, later RFS L 9045
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1954
  • Transferred to the State Department for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 March 1949, 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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    LCI-276 128k HMC LCI(L)-276 (foreground) and HMC LCI(L)-262 (background) board Highland Light Infantry of Canada at Southampton, England, 9 May 1944 for a training exercise.
    Credit: Gilbert Alexander Milne / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-132811
    Ed Storey and Glenn Warner
    LCI-276 349k HMC LCI(L)-262 with troops of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada at Southampton, England, 9 May 1944 for a training exercise. Manuel Provence
    LCI-135 54k HMC LCI(L)-135, HMC LCI(L)-270 and HMC LCI(L)-262 (in the far background) loading Canadian troops in Great Britain 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.
    Ed Storey
    LCI-262 505k HMC LCI(L)-262 debarking troops at Normandy, circa June 1944 Tommy Trampp

    The history for HMC LCI(L)-262 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)
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    Last Updated 15 February 2015