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HM LCI(L)-307



LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943, location unknown
  • Launched in 1943
  • Leased to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend Lease Act, 28 March 1943
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-307
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 28 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold 13 February 1948
    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)-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

    The history for LCI(L)-307 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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