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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
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)-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
||HMC LCI(L)-262 with troops of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada at Southampton, England, 9 May 1944 for a training exercise.
||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.
||HMC LCI(L)-262 debarking troops at Normandy, circa June 1944
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)
Last Updated 15 February 2015
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