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HMC LCI(L)-276
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HM LCI(L)-276



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
    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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    HMC LCI(L)-276
    LCI-276 128k 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
    LCI-276 88k 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. Ed Storey
    HM LCI(L)-276
    LCI-276 239k 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)
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