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HM LCI(H)-275


LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1942, location unknown
  • Launched in 1942
  • LCI(L)-275 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Leased under terms of the Lend Lease Act to Great Britain, 22 February 1943
  • Commissioned, in the Royal Navy as HM LCI(H)-275
  • During World War II HM LCI(H)-275 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy

  • Returned to US Naval custody, 27 March 1946
  • Struck, 5 June 1946 from the Naval Register
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 18 November 1947, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 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
    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
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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(L)-275 267k HMLCI(H)-275 at anchor with an LCT alongside- date and location unknown. Chris Griffiths

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