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LCI(L)-317 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act
LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943 at Todd & Eyrie, Barber, N.J.
Launched in 1943
LCI(L)-317 never saw active service in the US Navy
Transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM-LCI(L)-317, 16 February 1943
Converted to a Landing Craft Headquarters LCH the British version of the US Flotilla Flag Ship LC(FF)
Turned over to the Canadian Navy for the Invasion of Normandy
Commissioned into the Canadian Navy as HMC LCH-317 in 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, 13 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Transferred to the State Department for disposal and sold 13 February 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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
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
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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||British LCI Flotilla at Messina, Sicily loading troops of the Northants Regiment to cross the Straits of Messina and land near the tip of Reggio, Calabria, Italy on 3 September 1943. LCI(L)'s present include:
HM LCI(L)-292 and
|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
||Infantry from the 51st Highland Division wade ashore from HM LCH-317, during the Invasion of Sicily, 10 July 1943. Photo taken by Sgt Frederick Wackett, of No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Photo No. 4194. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of War Office Second World War Official Collection.
||HMC LCH-100 and HMC LCH-317 moored at Southampton amongst a multitude of landing craft prior to D-Day, June 1944.
The history for LCI(L)-317 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
Last Updated 31 October 2014
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