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HMC LCI-318
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HM LCH-318


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)-318 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)-318, 18 February 1943
  • Turned over to the Canadian Navy for the Invasion of Normandy
  • Commissioned into the Canadian Navy as HMC LCI-318 in 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 25 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission, 12 November 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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)-318
    LCI(L)-507 114k HM LCI(L)-507, HM LCI(L)-318 and HM LCI(L)-318 moored pierside, 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
    LCI(L)-507 114k HM LCI(L)-318 beached, 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

    The history for LCI(L)-318 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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