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HMC LCI(L)-310
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HM LCI(L)-310



LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943, location unknown
  • Launched in 1943
  • LCI(L)-310 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, commissioned HM LCI(L)-310, 8 April 1943
  • Transferred to the Canadian Navy, commissioned HMC LCI(L)-310, 8 March 1944, LT. Lloyd Williams RCNVR (Temp.) in command
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-310 / HMC LCI(L)-310 served in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • HMC LCI(L)-310 was assigned to the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 264), and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Decommissioned by the Canadian Navy and returned to Royal Navy custody, 1 September 1944
  • Returned to US Naval Custody in January 1948
  • Leased to France, 26 January 1948, Commissioned in the French Navy as RFS LCI(L)-202
  • On 21 March 1949 LCI(L)-310 was returned to US Naval custody, struck from the Naval Register, transferred to the State Department for disposal and sold
  • Converted to a pontoon in 1951
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1955
    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)-310
    LCI(L)-310 114k HM LCI(L)-310 beached while landing Commonwealth troops, date and location 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
    RFS LCI(L)-202
    LCI(L)-310 106k RFS LCI(L)-202 moored pierside in Vietnam in 1949. André Pilon

    The history for HMC LCI(L)-310 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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    Last Updated 9 January 2015