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HM LCI(L)-379

LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down in 1943 at George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, MA.
  • Launched, in 1943
  • LCI(L)-379 saw no active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-lease program to the United Kingdom, 31 October 1943 and commissioned HM LCI(L)-379
  • During World War II HM LCI(L)-379 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the Invasion of Normandy, Sword Beach landing elements of the British 3rd Division, 0800, 6 June 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 27 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposal, sold 18 March 1947, 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
    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)-379 62k HM LCI(L)-379 under way off Ostend in June 1944. P. Dugan Wireman LC D/MX 103725 HM LCI(L)-379
    LCI(L)-379 124k HM LCI(L)-379 passes the British hospital ship HMHS St Julien which is loading wounded soldiers from a Mulberry Harbor pierhead at Arromanches, Normandy in July 1944. Robert Hurst

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