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HM LCI(L)-303



LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943 at New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber, N.J.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered in March 1943
  • Turned over to the United Kingdom, 9 April 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-303
  • HM LCI(L)-303 operated in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation West Coast of Italy operations - 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 29 October 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, returned to her purchaser (unknown person), 29 October 1947
    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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    LCI(L)-303 152k HM LCI(L)-303 and HM LCI(L)-314 (at right) landings British troops during the Sicilian occupation, date unknown. 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)-303 174k HM LCI(L)-303 putting troops ashore on the Anzio beachhead, date unknown. 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

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