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HMC LCI(L)-264


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • LCI(L)-264 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Canadian Navy as HMC LCI(L)-264, LT. John B. B. Shaw RCNVR (Temp.) in command
  • During World War II HMC LCI(L)-264 served in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
  • Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy and returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold and delivered to her purchaser, 10 December 1946, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 216 t.(light), 234 t.(landing), 389 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Draft Light, 3'1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft, Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    Speed 16 kts (max.), 14 kts maximum continuous
    Complement 3 officer, 21 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
    Armament four single 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal machine guns
    Fuel Capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    LCI(L)-124 272k HMC LCI(L)-264 moored pierside in the background of this photo of the HM LCI(L)-124 crew. James Lees top row far left end; Sir Alec Guinness middle row, third from left. Ian Tait for his grandfather James Lees HM LCI(L)-124

    The history for LCI(L)-264 was extracted from
    The RCN's Part in the Invasion of France
    , a Royal Canadian Navy History document.
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