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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

"LCA"-type assault landing craft and "LCS(M)"-type support landing craft (1939 - 1944)

LCA

LCS(M) Mk3 1941

Names

ALC1, 2

LCA1 - 402; LCA403, 1943- LCA(HR)403; LCA404 - 445; LCA446, 1943- LCA(HR)446; LCA447 - 670; LCA671, 1943- LCA(HR)671; LCA672, 1943- LCA(HR)672; LCA673 - 685; LCA686, 1943- LCA(HR)686; LCA687; LCA688; LCA689, 1943- LCA(HR)689; LCA690, 1943- LCA(HR)690; LCA691 - 694; LCA695, 1943- LCA(HR)695; LVA696 - 707; LCA708, 1943- LCA(HR)708; LCA709, 1943- LCA(HR)709; LCA710; LCA711; LCA712, 1943- LCA(HR)712; LCA713 - 715; LCA716, 1943- LCA(HR)716; LCA717; LCA718; LCA719, 1943- LCA(HR)719; LCA720 - 775; LCA776, 1943- LCA(HR)776; LCA777 - 810; LCA811, 1943- LCA(HR)811; LCA812 - 828; LCA829, 1943- LCA(HR)829; LCA830 - 872; LCA873, 1943- LCA(HR)873; LCA874, 1943- LCA(HR)874; LCA875; LCA876, 1943- LCA(HR)876; LCA877 - 879; LCA880, 1943- LCA(HR)880; LCA881 - 959; LCA960 - 963, 1944- LCA(HR)960 - 963; LCA964; LCA965, 1944- LCA(HR)965; LCA966, 1944- LCA(HR)966; LCA967; LCA968 - 970, 1944- LCA(HR)968 - 970; LCA971; LCA972, 1944- LCA(HR)972; LCA973 - 975; LCA976, 1944- LCA(HR)976; LCA977, 1944- LCA(HR)977; LCA978 - 1000; LCA1001, 1944- LCA(HR)1001; LCA1002, 1944- LCA(HR)1002; LCA1003 - 1063; LCA1064, 1944- LCA(HR)1064; LCA1065 - 1069; LCA1070 - 1072, 1944- LCA(HR)1070 - 1072; LCA1073 - 1100; LCA1101 - 1110, 1944- LCA(HR)1101 - 1110; LCA1111 - 1210; LCA1211, 1944- LCA(OC)1211; LCA1212 - 1284; LCA1285 - 1287, 1944- LCA(HR)1285 - 1287; LCA1288 - 2030

LCS(M)(1): LCS(M)1 - 24

LCS(M)(2): LCS(M)25 - 40

LCS(M)(3): LCS(M)41 - 150

Builders

 

Completed

ALC1, 2: 1939

LCA: 1940 - 1944

LCS(M): 1941 - 1944

Losses

372 units: LCA1 (14/6/1940), LCA2 (14/6/1940), LCA4 (29/5/1940), LCA6 (7/1940), LCA8 (31/5/1940), LCA11 (9/6/1940), LCA14 (9/6/1940), LCA15 (31/5/1940), LCA16 (29/5/1940), LCA18 (29/5/1940), LCA28 (5/1941), LCA31 (8/1941), LCA32 (8/1941), LCA33 (6/1944), LCA35 (11/1942), LCA37 (19/8/1942), LCA38 (8/1941), LCA39 (8/1941), LCA45 (8/1941), LCA48 (8/1941), LCA50 (8/1941), LCA51 (8/1941), LCA52 (19/8/1942), LCA54 (7/1944), LCA55 (11/1942), LCA56 (6/1944), LCA59 (15/6/1944), LCA60 (8/1941), LCA63 (8/1941), LCA64 (8/1941), LCA69 (15/6/1944), LCA70 (1941), LCA75 (8/1941), LCA78 (6/1943), LCA79 (8/1941), LCA80 (8/1941), LCA81 (8/1941), LCA87 (8/1941), LCA92 (19/8/1942), LCA94 (19/8/1942), LCA97 (19/8/1942), LCA102 (19/8/1942), LCA105 (8/1941), LCA107 (6/6/1944), LCA113 (8/1941), LCA119 (7/1941), LCA121 (24/12/1941), LCA128 (11/1942), LCA130 (5/1944), LCA135 (11/1942), LCA138 (6/1942), LCA146 (6/1944), LCA149 (16/11/1944), LCA153 (11/1942), LCA166 (10/4/1942), LCA167 (11/1942), LCA169 (11/142), LCA171 (6-7/1944), LCA176 (11/1942), LCA182 (6/1944), LCA183 (1/7/1944), LCA187 (11/1942), LCA188 (11/1942), LCA189 (11/1942), LCA192 (19/8/1942), LCA193 (20/6/1942), LCA196 (7/1942), LCA208 (6-7/1944), LCA209 (19/8/1942), LCA211 (4/1942), LCA212 (11/1943), LCA214 (19/8/1942), LCA215 (19/8/1942), LCA218 (11/1942), LCA219 (11/1942), LCA222 (11/1942), LCA223 (6/1943), LCA226 (1944), LCA227 (11/1942), LCA235 (11/1942), LCA237 (19/8/1942), LCA239 (11/1942), LCA244 (11/1942), LCA245 (11/1942), LCA247 (19/8/1942), LCA248 (1/7/1944), LCA251 (19/8/1942), LCA224 (1944), LCA258 (1/7/1944), LCA259 (11/1942), LCA260 (11/1942), LCA261 (11/1942), LCA262 (19/8/1942), LCA266 (11/1942), LCA269 (11/1942), LCA271 (11/1942), LCA272 (4/1943), LCA279 (6-7/1944), LCA284 (19/8/1942), LCA286 (11/1942), LCA287 (11/1942), LCA289 (6-7/1944), LCA301 (11/1942), LCA303 (6-7/1944), LCA307 (11/1942), LCA309 (11/1942), LCA312 (6/1943), LCA314 (19/8/1942), LCA316 (11/1943), LCA317 (19/8/1942), LCA320 (6-7/1944), LCA323 (1/1944), LCA326 (1944), LCA330 (11/1942), LCA331 (11/1942), LCA337 (6-7/1944), LCA339 (6-7/1944), LCA341 (6-7/1944), LCA347 (1944), LCA349 (6-7/1944), LCA350 (6-7/1944), LCA352 (6-7/1944), LCA360 (6-7/1944), LCA364 (5/1944), LCA367 (6-7/1944), LCA375 (11/1942), LCA382 (5/1944), LCA383 (6-7/1944), LCA387 (6-7/1944), LCA394 (1/1944), LCA398 (5/1944), LCA400 (1/7/1944), LCA401 (6-7/1944), LCA409 (6-7/1944), LCA417 (5/1944), LCA418 (6-7/1944), LCA423 (11/1942), LCA424 (6-7/1944), LCA428 (1/1944), LCA431 (6-7/1944), LCA433 (5/1944), LCA434 (6-7/194), LCA436 (11/1942), LCA440 (1944), LCA442 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)446 (29/8/1943), LCA447 (11/1942), LCA451 (11/1942), LCA458 (6-7/1944), LCA459 (5/1944), LCA462 (6-7/1944), LCA463 (6-7/1944), LCA476 (6-7/1944), LCA485 (6-7/1944), LCA487 (1944), LCA492 (5/1944), LCA494 (6-7/1944), LCA496 (6-7/1944), LCA503 (6-7/1944), LCA505 (11/1943), LCA509 (6-7/1944), LCA518 (6-7/1944), LCA519 (6-7/1944), LCA520 (6-7/1944), LCA522 (6-7/1944), LCA525 (6-7/1944), LCA526 (5/1944), LCA530 (6-7/1944), LCA535 (6-7/1944), LCA540 (6-7/1944), LCA545 (11/1943), LCA551 (7/11/1944), LCA552 (9/2/1944), LCA553 (2/12/1943), LCA566 (6-7/1944), LCA573 (5/1944), LCA577 (9/1944), LCA579 (6-7/1944), LCA581 (6-7/1944), LCA584 (6-7/1944), LCA586 (6-7/1944), LCA588 (6-7/1944), LCA589 (6-7/1944), LCA590 (6-7/1944), LCA592 (6-7/1944), LCA593 (6-7/1944), LCA594 (6-7/1944), LCA611 (6-7/1944), LCA613 (6-7/1944), LCA614 (29/11/1944), LCA623 (6-7/1944), LCA625 (9/1944), LCA637 (6-7/1944), LCA642 (6-7/1944), LCA645 (21/12/1943), LCA646 (21/12/1943), LCA649 (6-7/1944), LCA650 (6-7/1944), LCA651 (6-7/1944), LCA652 (6-7/1944), LCA655 (6-7/1944), LCA661 (6-7/1944), LCA664 (6-7/1944), LCA665 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)671 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)672 (2/4/1944), LCA673 (6-7/1944), LCA675 (24/9/1943), LCA683 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)689 (13/3/1944), LCA(HR)690 (6-7/1944), LCA691 (6-7/1944), LCA692 (6-7/1944), LCA696 (1944), LCA697 (1/1944), LCA704 (6-7/1944), LCA705 (6-7/1944), LCA710 (6-7/1944), LCA713 (5/11/1944), LCA717 (6-7/1944), LCA721 (6-7/1944), LCA722 (6-7/1944), LCA723 (12/1943), LCA725 (5/11/1944), LCA726 (1/3/1944), LCA729 (6-7/1944), LCA731 (6-7/1944), LCA738 (6-7/1944), LCA748 (6-7/1944), LCA750 (6-7/1944), LCA753 (1944), LCA761 (5/1944), LCA768 (6-7/1944), LCA775 (6-7/1944), LCA779 (6-7/1944), LCA780 (6-7/1944), LCA783 (19/1/1944), LCA788 (6-7/1944), LCA790 (19/1/1944), LCA791 (6-7/1944), LCA792 (6-7/1944), LCA795 (6-7/1944), LCA796 (6-7/1944), LCA797 (6-7/1944), LCA802 (1/7/1944), LCA803 (6-7/1944), LCA808 (6-7/1944), LCA809 (6-7/1944), LCA810 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)811 (2/4/1944), LCA812 (6-7/1944), LCA813 (29/11/1943), LCA814 (6-7/1944), LCA815 (6-7/1944), LCA817 (5/11/1944), LCA821 (6-7/1944), LCA825 (6-7/1944), LCA827 (6-7/1944), LCA831 (5/11/1944), LCA835 (6-7/1944), LCA841 (22/4/1945), LCA843 (5/11/1944), LCA845 (29/1/1944), LCA848 (26/9/1944), LCA849 (6-7/1944), LCA853 (6-7/1944), LCA857 (6-7/1944), LCA859 (6-7/1944), LCA860 (6-7/1944), LCA865 (19/1/1944), LCA867 (6-7/1944), LCA869 (6-7/1944), LCA870 (6-7/1944), LCA871 (6-7/1944), LCA879  (6-7/1944), LCA881 (6-7/1944), LCA886 (6-7/1944), LCA900 (6-7/1944), LCA903 (6-7/1944), LCA908 (1/3/1944), LCA911 (6-7/1944), LCA913 (6-7/1944), LCA914 (6-7/1944), LCA918 (6-7/1944), LCA919 (6-7/1944), LCA920 (6-7/1944), LCA929 (6-7/1944), LCA933 (6-7/1944), LCA946 (6-7/1944), LCA949 (6-7/1944), LCA958 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)965 (6-7/1944), LCA978 (6-7/1944), LCA984 (6-7/1944), LCA998 (6-7/1944), LCA999 (6-7/1944), LCA1000 (6-7/1944), LCA1005 (6-7/1944), LCA1008 (6-7/1944), LCA1013 (6-7/1944), LCA1016 (6-7/1944), LCA1018 (5/11/1944), LCA1021 (6-7/1944), LCA1024 (6-7/1944), LCA1026 (6-7/1944), LCA1027 (6-7/1944), LCA1028 (6-7/1944), LCA1030 (5/11/1944), LCA1034 (6-7/1944), LCA1050 (6-7/1944), LCA1057 (6-7/1944), LCA1058 (6-7/1944), LCA1059 (6-7/1944), LCA1063 (6-7/1944), LCA1068 (6-7/1944), LCA1069 (6-7/1944), LCA(HR)1072 (6-7/1944), LCA1074 (6-7/1944), LCA1079 (5/11/1944), LCA1082 (6-7/1944), LCA1086 (6-7/1944), LCA1088 (6-7/1944), LCA1091 (6-7/1944), LCA1093 (6-7/1944), LCA1096 (6-7/1944), LCA1112 (3/1945), LCA1125 (5/11/1944), LCA1129 (6-7/1944), LCA1131 (6-7/1944), LCA1132 (6-7/1944), LCA1137 (6-7/1944), LCA1138 (6-7/1944), LCA1143 (6-7/1944), LCA1144 (6-7/1944), LCA1146 (6-7/1944), LCA1149 (6-7/1944), LCA1150 (6-7/1944), LCA1151 (6-7/1944), LCA1153 (3/1945), LCA1155 (6-7/1944), LCA1156 (6-7/1944), LCA1161 (26/2/1945), LCA1188 (12/1944), LCA(OC)1211 (5/1945), LCA1213 (6-7/1944), LCA1215 (6-7/1944), LCA1216 (6-7/1944), LCA1251 (6-7/1944), LCA1252 (6-7/1944), LCA1253 (6-7/1944), LCA1256 (6-7/1944), LCA1260 (5/11/1944), LCA1304 (14/7/1944), LCA1329 (17/8/1945), LCA1338 (6-7/1944), LCA1339 (6-7/1944), LCA1340 (6-7/1944), LCA1341 (6-7/1944), LCA1343 (6-7/1944), LCA1346 (4/1945), LCA1372 (6-7/1944), LCA1378 (26/9/1944), LCA1379 (6-7/1944), LCA1381 (6-7/1944), LCA1382 (6-7/1944), LCA1383 (6-7/1944), LCA1393 (3/7/1944), LCA1396 (4/1945), LCA1433 (30/3/1945), LCA1472 (27/3/1945), LCA1591 (17/8/1945)

LCS(M)1 (1941), LCS(M)4 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)6 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)9 (19/8/1942), LCS(M)11 (11/1942), LCS(M)14 (11/1942), LCS(M)15 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)16 (29/8/1943), LCS(M)17 (25/4/1943), LCS(M)18 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)19 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)22 (20/6/1942), LCS(M)23 (3/1943), LCS(M)28 (11/1942), LCS(M)30 (6/1945), LCS(M)42 (25/8/1944), LCS(M)46 (1/1944), LCS(M)47 (6/1944), LCS(M)49 (1944), LCS(M)54 (1/7/1944), LCS(M)59 (5/1944), LCS(M)69 (3/3/1944), LCS(M)75 (6/1944), LCS(M)76 (6/1944), LCS(M)80 (6/1944), LCS(M)81 (6/1944), LCS(M)83 (6/1944), LCS(M)91 (6/1944), LCS(M)99 (6/1944), LCS(M)101 (6/1944), LCS(M)103 (6/1944), LCS(M)108 (6/1944), LCS(M)114 (6/1944), LCS(M)148 (6/1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

There were 286 LCA in commission in 1947. They were discarded in 1960s.

 

Displacement standard, t

ALC1: 8

LCA: 8.5

LCS(M)(1): 8.9

LCS(M)(2): 10.5

LCS(M)(3): 11.4

Displacement full, t

LCA: 11.5

LCS(M)1: 10.8

LCS(M)(2): 12.5

LCS(M)(3): 12.8

Length, m

ALC1: 11.3

LCA: 12.6

LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2), LCS(M)(3): 12.5

Breadth, m

ALC1: 2.90

LCA: 3.10

LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2): 3.00

LCS(M)(3): 3.10

Draught, m

ALC1: 0.46

LCA, LCS(M)(3): 0.69

LCS(M)(1): 0.58

LCS(M)(2): 0.74

No of shafts

2

Machinery

ALC1, 2: petrol engines

LCA, LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2), LCS(M)(3): 2 Ford petrol engines

Power, h. p.

130

Max speed, kts

ALC1, LCS(M)(1): 10

LCA: 8

LCS(M)(2), LCS(M)(3): 9

Fuel, t

ALC: petrol

LCA: petrol 0.2

LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2): petrol 0.25

LCS(M)(3): petrol 0.38

Endurance, nm(kts)

LCA: 60(7)

LCS(M)(1): 60(10)

LCS(M)(2): 60(9)

LCS(M)(3): 90(9)

Armament

ALC: none

LCA: 3 x 1 - 7.7/94, 2 x 1 - 51/11 mortars

LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2): 1 x 1 - 107/17 SB mortar or 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 1 - 12.7/62

LCS(M)(3): 1 x 1 - 107/17 SB mortar, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87

Military load

ALC: 35 troops

LCA: 40 troops

Complement

LCA: 4

LCS(M)(1), LCS(M)(2): 11

LCS(M)(3): 10

Ship project history: Landing Craft Assault (LCA) and Landing Craft Support (Mortar) (LCS(M))

Modernizations: None.

Naval service:  No significant events.

LCA365 1944

LCS(M)47 1943

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10