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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, N. J.
Launched, date unknown
Leased to the United Kingdom, 5 March 1943
During World War II HM LCI(L)-281 saw service at Yugoslavia
Returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Final Disposition, sold 19 November 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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||HM LCI(L)-281 moored, in Sliema Creek, Malta, date unknown. The three sailors on the ramp are from
left to right; Bunts (signalman), the ships' cook and Raymond Grant (seaman).
Photo courtesy Ann Johnson
Caption courtesy Jeff Smith LCI(L)-281
Last Updated 13 February 2015
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