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LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N.J.
Launched in 1943
Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 10 March 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-276
Temporary custody to Canada, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-276, 29 September 1944, LT. Andrew A. Wedd, D.S.C. RCNVR (Temp.) in command
During World War II HM LCI(L)-276 / HMC LCI(L)-276 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, HMC LCI(L)-276 assigned to the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 262), 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, 28 August 1944, returned to Royal Navy custody
Returned to US Naval custody, 4 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the State Department for disposal
Final Disposition, sold, 22 October 1947, 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
||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)-276, HMC LCI(L)-118 and HMC LCI(L)-135 at Southampton, England, loaded with Canadian troops waiting to cross the channel to the Normandy invasion beaches. All of these landing craft were in 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy LCI Flotilla 262). They were loaded on 4 June 1944, delayed sailing and sailed around noon 5 June 1944. The serial numbers on the front of the bridge refer serials Operation Order No1 of 9th Canadian Brigade 3rd Canadian Division. Serial numbers 1702 and 1703 carried members of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. 1705 was a mixed loading carrying members of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Stormont Dundas Glengarrian Highlanders, the Defence and Employment Platoon of 9 Brigade Headquarters and members of the Canadian Provost Corp. Flotilla 262 was in 'J' Force.
| HM LCI(L)-276
||HM LCI(L)-276 crew photo, probably taken at Malta in September 1945.
||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian
The history for LCI(L)-276 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 13 February 2015
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