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LIAN ZHU infantry landing craft (1943-1944/1949-1958)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
聯珠 [Lian Zhu] (ex-LCI(G)233, ex-LCI(L)233) LCI261   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 12/1942 13/1/1943 1/1943 // 10/1949 stricken 1971-72
聯利 [Lian Li] (ex-LCI(G)417, ex-LCI(L)417) LCI262   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 2/1944 9/2/1944 2/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1971-72
聯勝 [Lian Shen] (ex-LCI(G)418, ex-LCI(L)418) LCI263   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 1944 1944 2/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1971-72
聯錚 [Lian Hua] (ex-LCI(M)630, ex-LCI(G)630, ex-LCI(L)630) LCI264   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 5/1944 6/1944 6/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1971-72
聯華 [Lian Zhen] (ex-LCI(M)631, ex-LCI(G)631, ex-LCI(L)631) LCI265   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 5/1944 8/6/1944 6/1944 // 10/1949 stricken 1971-72
聯強 [Lian Qiang] (ex-LSIL1017, ex-LCI(L)1017, ex-LCI(G)1017, ex-LCI(L)1017) LCI266   Albina, Portland, USA 1944 1944 4/1944 // 3/1958 survey vessel 1972


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: 194

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 209

Displacement full, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: 387

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 385

Length, m

LCI(L)1 - 350: 46.6 wl 48.5 oa

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 46.6 wl 48.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.21

Draught, m

LCI(L)1 - 350: at landing 0.81 fore, 1.52 aft

LCI(L)351 - 1098: at landing 0.86 fore, 1.60 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

8 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2320

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: diesel oil 120

LCI(L)351 - 1098: diesel oil 110

Endurance, nm(kts)

LCI(L)1 - 350: 8700 (12)

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 8000 (12)

Armament

LCI(L)1 - 350: 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

LCI(L)1 - 350: 180 marines or 75 t of cargo

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 209 marines of 75 t of cargo

Electronic equipmentSO radar
Complement

LCI(L)1 - 350: 24

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 29



Ship project history


Former USN LCI(L) type infantry landing craft (large).

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

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