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LCI(L)-389 was leased to the United Kingdom
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down in 1943 at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched in 1943
LCI(L)-389 never saw active service with the US Navy
Leased under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCI(L)-389, 30 November 1943
Returned to US Navy custody, 14 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Transferred to the State Department and sold, 27 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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||Four LCIs beached at the Normandy beachhead in June 1944. From right to left;
USS LCI(L)-35 (where photo was taken from), unknown LCI, USS LCI(L)-8, and
Photo from the May 2015 issue of the USS LCI Association's
newsletter "Elsie Item", courtesy Phil Reed.
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