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HMC LCI(L)-299
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HM LCI(L)-299
LCI(L)-299



LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1942 at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched in 1943
  • LCI(L)-299 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Delivered under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, 25 January 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-299
  • Temporary custody to Canada, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-299, 29 January 1944, LT. William B. McGregor RCNVR (Temp.) in command
  • During World War II HMC LCI(L)-299, was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 262) and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Troops Embarked, Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highlanders of Canada
    Damage Sustained in Landing, Mined on port side, holing engine room and mess deck

  • Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy, 1 September 1944, returned to the Royal Navy
  • Recommissioned into the Royal Navy and reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 14 March 1946 at Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Transferred to France in 1946 designated LC-1299 used for spare parts
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date 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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    HM-LCI(L)-299
    LCI(L)-278 1054k British LCI Flotilla loading troops of the Seaforth Highlanders, probably for the Sicily operation in July 1943. LCI(L)'s present include:
    HM LCI(L)-278
    HM LCI(L)-249
    HM LCI(L)-299 and
    HM LCI(L)-132
    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
    LCI(L)-126 1343k British LCI Flotilla at Sousse, Tunisia loading troops, probably for the Sicily occupation in July 1943. LCI(L)'s present include:
    HM LCI(L)-126
    HM LCI(L)-307
    HM LCI(L)-318
    HM LCI(L)-187
    HM LCI(L)-299 and
    HM LCI(L)-291
    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
    HMC-LCI(L)-299
    LCI-299 95k HMC LCI(L)-299 of the 2nd Canadian LCi Flotilla (Royal Navy LCI Flotilla 262) loaded with the Stormont Dundas Glengarrian Highlanders of Canada approaching the invasion beaches at Normandy, 6 June 1944. This photo shows one to the basic principles used to keeping landing casualties to a minimum. As the landing craft approached the beach, troops moved to the stern and the bows came will up in the water. There were many beach obstructions inshore, and the landing craft, with its double bottom, would ram them, ride over them and land the troops with the least possible human loss.
    Photo from H.M.C.S. One photographer's impressions of the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II.
    Ed Storey
    LCI-299 130k HMC LCI(L)-299 making the assault landing with the Canadian Stormont Dundas Glengarrian Highlanders of the Ninth Brigade, Third Infantry Division on Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Normandy (Bernieres-Sur-Mer) on 6 June 1944. This is a famous picture in Canada showing the house which is still there and appears in "Far Distant Ships". Capt. Gordon G. Armstrong RCN Ret.
    LCI-299 115k HMC LCI(L)-299 making the assault landing with the Canadian Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highlanders of the Ninth Brigade, Third Infantry Division on Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Normandy (Bernieres-Sur-Mer) on 6 June 1944.
    Photo from The Public Archives of Canada.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCI-299 134k Cropped and enlarged image of the above scene showing HMC LCI(L)-299 making the assault landing with the Canadian Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highlanders of the Ninth Brigade, Third Infantry Division on Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Normandy (Bernieres-Sur-Mer) on 6 June 1944.
    Photo from The Public Archives of Canada.
    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
    LCI-299 203k HMC LCI(L)-299 Canadian Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highlanders of the Ninth Brigade, Third Infantry Division move ashore on Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Normandy (Bernieres-Sur-Mer) on 6 June 1944.
    Photo from The Public Archives of Canada.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCI-299 2012k HMC LCI(L)-299 Canadian Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highlanders of the Ninth Brigade, Third Infantry Division move ashore on Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Normandy (Bernieres-Sur-Mer) on 6 June 1944.
    Photo from The Public Archives of Canada.
    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 HMC LCI(L)-299 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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