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HMC LCI(L)-295
HM LCI(L)-295

LCI(L)-295 was transferred to the Royal Navy under terms of the Lend-Lease Act
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943, at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom in 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-295
  • Temporarily transferred to Canada, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-295, 8 March 1944, LT. Peter G. R. Campbell RCNVR (Temp.) in command
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-295 served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • HMC LCI(L)-295 was assigned to the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 264) in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater

    HMC-LCI(L)-295 - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    HM-LCI(L)-295 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Burma operation, August 1945

  • Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy and returned to the Royal Navy in 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 13 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, 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
    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
    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
    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)-295
    LCI-305 68k Men of the 2nd Essex wade ashore at Jig Red Beach, Normandy from HMC LCI(L)-305 and HMC LCI(L)-295, in the background, 6 June 1944. HMC LCI(L)-295 carried D Company, 2nd Essex. Robert Hurst
    HM (LCI(L)-295
    LCI(L)-294 606k HM LCI(L)-295 transferring troops across mouth of Tarawaddi River, Burma August 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)-295 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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