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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
LCI(L)-269 was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1943 for the duration of WWII
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, in January 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Barber, N.J.
Launched in January 1943
Delivered, 22 January 1943 and transferred to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease
Commissioned, HM LCH-269
During World War II HM LCH-269 was assigned to the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Returned to US Naval custody, 20 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Sold 28 January 1948
Final Disposition, hull abandoned new Atlantic City, N.J.
|Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
Campaign and Dates
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
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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||HM LCH-269 and HM LCI-250 off Salerno in September, 1943. The ships are carrying US Sappers and are heading to
shore for landings just south of Naples.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Roper, F.G. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 19150)
||HM LCH-269 beached at Poole Harbor, England in late October, 1944. Royal Marine Commandos and the landing craft of Support Squadron Eastern
Flank (SSEF) parade before the assault on Walchren Island.
Photo courtesy Petty Officer Motor Mechanic Basil Woolf, RN, HM LCH-269 and the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
||HM LCH-269 off Walchren Island, October 1944. In the background the smoke from the shore bombardment is clearly visible.
||Basil Woolf, RN HM LCH-269
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