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LCI(L)-390 was leased to the United Kingdom
LCI-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
Laid down, November 1943, at George Lawley & Sons Shipbuilding Corp., Neponset, MA.
Launched, November 1943
Leased to the United Kingdom, 1 December 1943, commissioned HM LCI(L)-390, date unknown
Participated in the Normandy operation
Returned to US Navy custody, 19 June 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold, 14 May 1947, to New York Circle Line, New York City, named Circle Line IV
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 kts; and 110 tons of fuel
four single 20mm gun mounts, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse
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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The history for LCI(L)-390 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
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