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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

MLC1, MLC10, MLC20, "LCM(1)"-, "LCM(3)"- and "LCM(7)"-type mechanized troops landing craft (1926 - 1944)

     

LCM501 1942

Names

MLC1

MLC10 - 12, 14 - 19

MLC20

LCM(1)1 - 500, LCM(1)4001 - 4100

LCM(3)501 - 650, LCM(3)901 - 1400

LCM(7)7001 - 7150 (150 units)

Builders

LCM(3) - USA

Completed

MLC1: 1926

MLC10: 1929

MLC11, 12, 14 - 19: 1937

MLC20: 1940

LCM(1): 1940 - 1944

LCM(3): 1942 - 1944

LCM(7): 1943 - 1944

Losses

MLC1 (1941)

MLC10 (5/1940), MLC11 (5/1940), MLC12 (2/6/1940), MLC14 (5/1940), MLC15 (5/1940), MLC17 (3/6/1940), MLC18 (5/1940), MLC19 (5/1940)

MLC20 (5/1940)

144 LCM(1) and 133 LCM(3) - LCM1 (1941), LCM10 (27/5/1940), LCM11 (27/5/1940), LCM12 (2/6/1940), LCM14 (27/5/1940), LCM15 (27/5/1940), LCM17 (3/6/1940), LCM18 (27/5/1940), LCM19 (27/5/1940), LCM20 (27/5/1940), LCM22 (2/6/1940), LCM23 (8/1942), LCM24 (8/1942), LCM25 (8/1942), LCM26 (2/1/1943), LCM31 (10/1942), LCM32 (8/1941), LCM33 (20/12/1943), LCM34 (8/1942), LCM38 (4/1942), LCM45 (8/1942), LCM46 (5/5/1942), LCM51 (3/1942), LCM53 (3/1942), LCM55 (8/1941), LCM56 (19/8/1942), LCM58 (25/1/1943), LCM61 (8/2/1943), LCM63 (11/1942), LCM64 (11/1942), LCM65 (11/1942), LCM67 (8/1941), LCM69 (11/1942), LCM72 (11/1942), LCM73 (11/1942), LCM76 (3/1944), LCM80 (6/2/1943), LCM82 (8-9/1941), LCM84 (6/1942), LCM89(22/10/1942), LCM90 (6/1942), LCM91 (6/1944), LCM93 (6/1942), LCM95 (8/1941), LCM96 (8/1941), LCM97 (8-9/1941), LCM98 (6/12/1942), LCM100 (11/1942), LCM103 (8/1941), LCM106 (5/1941), LCM107 (8/1941), LCM108 (8/1941), LCM110 (20/6/1942), LCM113 (20/6/1942), LCM119 (6/1942), LCM122 (6/1942), LCM127 (6-7/1944), LCM128 (6-7/1944), LCM131 (5/1944), LCM135 (6/1942), LCM136 (2/1945), LCM137 (6/1942), LCM138 (7/7/1944), LCM139 (20/11/1942), LCM140 (7/1942), LCM145 (20/6/1942), LCM146 (20/6/1942), LCM147 (11/1942), LCM148 (20/6/1942), LCM153 (11/1942), LCM161 (11/1942), LCM165 (6-7/1944), LCM168 (6-7/1944), LCM169 (11/1942), LCM180 (6-7/1944), LCM181 (11/1943), LCM182 (5/1944), LCM183 (5/1944), LCM186 (11/1942), LCM191 (6-7/1944), LCM192 (2/1944), LCM203 (6-7/1944), LCM207 (5/1944), LCM209 (5/1944), LCM212 (5/1944), LCM215 (5/1944), LCM216 (6-7/1944), LCM218 (5/1944), LCM219 (5/1944), LCM226 (6-7/1944), LCM229 (6-7/1944), LCM231 (6-7/1944), LCM232 (10/1943), LCM234 (2/1944), LCM241 (6-7/1944), LCM243 (5/1944), LCM251 (6-7/1944), LCM254 (2/1944), LCM263 (11/9/1944), LCM270 (2/1945), LCM272 (5/1944), LCM277 (5/1944), LCM279 (2/1944), LCM281 (6-7/1944), LCM282 (2/1944), LCM285 (5/1944), LCM288 (5/1944), LCM295 (6/1944), LCM316 (6-7/1944), LCM319 (6-7/1944), LCM324 (5/1944), LCM327 (2/1944), LCM329 (2/1944), LCM330 (6-7/1944), LCM335 (6-7/1944), LCM337 (6-7/1944), LCM338 (6-7/1944), LCM339 (2/1945), LCM340 (19/11/1944), LCM345 (6-7/1944), LCM346 (6-7/1944), LCM348 (6-7/1944), LCM354 (6/1945), LCM355 (6-7/1944), LCM357 (6-7/1944), LCM359 (2/1945), LCM367 (2/1944), LCM377 (6-7/1944), LCM382 (6-7/1944), LCM383 (6-7/1944), LCM408 (6-7/1944), LCM409 (6-7/1944), LCM419 (6-7/1944), LCM421 (6-7/1944), LCM422 (2/1945), LCM424 (19/11/1944), LCM425 (6-7/1944), LCM443 (6-7/1944), LCM444 (6-7/1944), LCM466 (6-7/1944), LCM493 (6/1945)

LCM501 (8/1942), LCM508 (10/12/1942), LCM509 (10/12/1942), LCM510 (8/1942), LCM516 (8/1942), LCM518 (11/1942), LCM519 (10/12/1942), LCM520 (11/1942), LCM522 (10/12/1942), LCM523 (10/12/1942), LCM525 (1944), LCM527 (5/1944), LCM528 (11/1942), LCM531 (6-7/1944), LCM532 (10/12/1942), LCM534 (5/1944), LCM535 (6-7/1944), LCM537 (10/12/1942), LCM539 (11/1942), LCM540 (5/1944), LCM543 (11/1942), LCM545 (10/1943), LCM547 (10/12/1942), LCM551 (11/1942), LCM555 (11/1942), LCM556 (11/1942), LCM558 (11/1942), LCM559 (1944), LCM564 (11/1942), LCM567 (11/1942), LCM568 (6-7/1944), LCM569 (11/1942), LCM571 (11/1942), LCM572 (11/1942), LCM574 (11/1942), LCM577 (6/1944), LCM581 (11/1942), LCM583 (11/1943), LCM584 (11/1942), LCM587 (6-7/1944), LCM588 (5/1944), LCM590 (11/1942), LCM591 (1944), LCM592 (11/1942), LCM593 (11/1942), LCM595 (11/1942), LCM596 (11/1942), LCM606 (11/1942), LCM609 (11/1942), LCM611 (14/10/1942), LCM613 (14/10/1942), LCM618 (9/8/1944), LCM620 (10/12/1942), LCM623 (1/1944), LCM624 (11/1942), LCM627 (6-7/1944), LCM628 (6-7/1944), LCM631 (6-7/1944), LCM632 (14/10/1942), LCM633 (14/10/1942), LCM634 (14/10/1942), LCM635 (11/1942), LCM636 (14/10/1942), LCM640 (9/8/1944), LCM641 (6-7/1944), LCM650 (1944), LCM907 (1944), LCM908 (6-7/1944), LCM910 (1/1944), LCM929 (6-7/1944), LCM930 (1/1944), LCM938 (10/1943), LCM1011 (3/1945), LCM1022 (1/1944), LCM1029 (5/1944), LCM1044 (10/1943), LCM1045 (5/1944), LCM1053 (6-7/1944), LCM1059 (6-7/1944), LCM1062 (6-7/1944), LCM1064 (1/1944), LCM1071 (5/1944), LCM1083 (5/1944), LCM1088 (6-7/1944), LCM1092 (6/1945), LCM1098 (6-7/1944), LCM1101 (15/11/1944), LCM1108 (6-7/1944), LCM1115 (6/1944), LCM1120 (6-7/1944), LCM1123 (5/1944), LCM1127 (6-7/1944), LCM1128 (6-7/1944), LCM1130 (6/1944), LCM1131 (23/1/1945), LCM1139 (6-7/1944), LCM1145 (6-7/1944), LCM1146 (6-7/1944), LCM1161 (6-7/1944), LCM1165 (10/1943), LCM1171 (5/1944), LCM1173 (1/1944), LCM1175 (6-7/1944), LCM1182 (10/1943), LCM1185 (7/1945), LCM1189 (6-7/1944), LCM1197 (6-7/1944), LCM1200 (6-7/1944), LCM1204 (1/1944), LCM1205 (5/1944), LCM1207 (6-7/1944), LCM1208 (6-7/1944), LCM1212 (6-7/1944), LCM1220 (6-7/1944), LCM1221 (6-7/1944), LCM1227 (6-7/1944), LCM1232 (6-7/1944), LCM1233 (6-7/1944), LCM1240 (6-7/1944), LCM1244 (6-7/1944), LCM1278 (6-7/1944), LCM1282 (6-7/1944), LCM1293 (6-7/1944), LCM1297 (6-7/1944), LCM1313 (4/1944), LCM1314 (4/1944), LCM1319 (4/1945), LCM1327 (4/1945), LCM1373 (4/1944), LCM1378 (4/1944), LCM1380 (5/1944), LCM1381 (5/1944), LCM1397 (6-7/1944)

LCS(L)201 (9/1943)

Transfers

none

Discarding All LCM(3)s were returned to USA after war. 50 LCM(7) with numbers 7007 - 7216 were in commission in 1953 and only 5 were in service in 1967. 3 units were used as service craft.

 

Displacement standard, t

MLC1: 16

MLC10: 20

MLC20, LCM(1): 21

LCM(3): 22

LCM(7): 28

Displacement full, t

MLC10: 32

MLC20: 36

LCM(1): 35

LCM(3): 52

LCM(7): 63

Length, m

MLC1: 12.2

MLC10: 13.0

MLC20: 13.6

LCM(1): 14.8

LCM(3): 15.2

LCM(7): 18.4

Breadth, m

MLC1: 3.50

MLC10: 3.60

MLC20, LCM(1): 4.30

LCM(3): 4.29

LCM(7): 4.90

Draught, m

MLC1: 0.38

MLC10: 0.46

MLC20: 1.07

LCM(1): 1.22

LCM(3): 1.37

LCM(7): 1.13

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MLC1, 20: petrol engines

MLC10: Ford petrol engines

LCM(1): Thornycroft or Chrysler petrol engines

LCM(3): diesels

LCM(7): Hudson Invader diesels

Power, h. p.

MLC10: 68

MLC20: 128

LCM(1): 120

LCM(3): 220 - 450

LCM(7): 290

Max speed, kts

MLC1: 4.7

MLC10: 5

MLC20, LCM(1): 7.5

LCM(3): 8.5 - 11

LCM(7): 11

Fuel, t

MLC1, 10, 20: petrol

LCM(1): petrol 0.3

LCM(3): diesel oil

LCM(7): diesel oil 1.7

Endurance, nm(kts)

LCM(1): 56(7.5)

LCM(3): 140(8.5)

LCM(7): 150(7)

Armament

LCM(1): 2 x 1 - 7.7/94

LCM(3): 1 x 2 - 12.7/62

LCM(7): 1 x 2 - 12.7/62

Capacity

MLC1: 100 troops

MLC10: 1 12t tank or 100 troops

MLC20: 1 14t tank or 100 troops

LCM(1): 1 16t tank or 100 troops

LCM(3): 1 30t tank or 60 troops

LCM(7): 1 35t tank or 100 troops

Complement

MLC1: 3

MLC10, LCM(3): 3

MLC20: 5

LCM(1), LCM(7): 6

Ship project history: Landing craft Mechanized.

Modernizations:  Some LCM(1)s were converted to LCS(L)1-type support craft.

Naval service:  No significant events.

LCM100 1941

LCM628 1944

LCM7174

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10