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HM LCI(L)-376



LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in September 1943 at George Lawley & Son Corp., Neponset, MA.
  • Launched in September 1943
  • Leased to the United Kingdom, 13 October 1943
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-376
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-376 participated in the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944 as a unit of 266 Flotilla, landing elements of the Royal Ulster Rifles, in Queen area of Sword beach. Information supplied by LT. Harry Willis (via Syd Berrett)
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 27 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal
  • Final Disposal, sold 17 March 1947, 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 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
    Propulsion two sets of 4 GM diesels, 4 per shaft, BHP 1,600, twin variable pitch propellers

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    The history for LCI(L)-376 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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