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HM LCI(L)-316

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1942, New Jersey Shipbuilding, Barber N.J.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease program to the Royal Navy, commissioned HM LCI(L)-316, 13 February 1943
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-316 participated in the Invasion of Southern France
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 10 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposal, delivered to her purchaser, 10 December 1946
    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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    LCI(L)-316 896k HM LCI(L)-316 and HM LCI(L)-294 berthed side by side, date and location unknown. Ken Booker for his father Able Seaman Harry Booker HM LCI(L)-316
    LCI(L)-316 1145k US troops come ashore from HM LCI(L)-316 and HM LCI(L)-133, 15 August 1944, during the invasion of southern France.
    US National Archives photo # III-SC 19290 a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LCI(L)-316 232k HM LCI(L)-316 crew photo, date and location unknown. Able Seaman Harry Booker (back row 4th from left) Ken Booker for his father Able Seaman Harry Booker HM LCI(L)-316
    LCI(L)-316 209k
    LCI(L)-316 83k HM LCI(L)-316 informal crew photos, dates and locations unknown. Ken Booker for his father Able Seaman Harry Booker HM LCI(L)-316
    Christmas 1944, Bari, Italy
    LCI(L)-316 191k
    LCI(L)-316 231k

    The history for LCI(L)-316 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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