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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in January 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
Launched in January 1943
LCI(L)-270 never saw active service in the US Navy
Transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, commissioned HM LCI(L)-270, 20 January 1943
Transferred to the Canadian Navy, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-270, 8 March 1944. LT. Andrew C. Clark RCNVR (Temp.) in command
During World War II HM LCI(L)-270 / HMC LCI(L)-270 served in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
HMC LCI(L)-270 was assigned to the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 264) and participated in the following campaign:
|Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy, 4 September 1944, returned to Royal Navy custody
Returned to US Naval custody, 14 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Transferred to the State Department for disposal
Transferred to France, date unknown, redesignated LC-270
Final Disposition, sold, 19 April 1946, 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)-270
||HMC LCI(L)-135, HMC LCI(L)-270 and HMC LCI(L)-262 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)-135. HMC LCI(L)-270 and an unidentified Canadian LCI(L) about to land Canadian troops from 9 Brigade,
3rd Canadian Division on Nan White Beach west of Bernieres, Normandy, 6 June 1944.
||HMC LCI(L)-270 beached at Courseulles-sur-Mer, France while unloading troops during the Invasion of Normandy, date unknown.
| HM LCI(L)-270
||HM LCI(L)-270 docked at Klongtoi, Bangkok, Thailand, carrying Dutch women and children evacuated to safety from internment camps in Java, Netherlands East Indies (today Indonesia).
Photo taken by an unknown photographer from No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Photo No. SE 6094 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of the War Office, Central Office of Information and American Second World War Official Collection.
The history for HMC LCI(L)-270 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 31 October 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|