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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

"LCS(L)1"- and "LCS(L)2"-types support landing craft (1942 - 1943)

LCS(L)251 1943

LCS(L)1

Names

LCS(L)1 - 250

Builders

?

Completed

1942 - 1943

Losses

LCS(L)201 (9/1943)

Transfers

none

Discarding all: soon after war

LCS(L)2

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
LCS(L)251   Austins, London   1943 1943  
LCS(L)252   Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)253   Percival, Horning   1943 1943  
LCS(L)254   Dickie & Sons, Bangor   1943 1943  
LCS(L)255   Brook Marine, Oulton Broad   1943 1943  
LCS(L)256   John Sadd, Maldon   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)257   Austins, London   1943 1943  
LCS(L)258   Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)259   Percival, Horning   1943 1943  
LCS(L)260   Austins, London   1943 1943  

LCS(L)1

Displacement standard, t

20

Displacement full, t

24.5

Length, m

14.3

Breadth, m

3.80

Draught, m

1.19 deep load 1.30 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Gray diesels

Power, h. p.

330

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 0.6

Endurance, nm(kts)

100(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 107/17 SB mortar, 1 x 1 - 40/50 QF Mk IX/X, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87

Armour

deck: 19, hull sides, guns, fwd bulkhead, bridge: 6

Complement

13

 

LCS(L)2

Displacement standard, t

84

Displacement full, t

116

Length, m

32.0

Breadth, m

6.53

Draught, m

1.08 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1120 or 1500

Max speed, kts

14.8

Fuel, t

petrol 18200 l

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/43 6pdr 7cwt QF Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 1 x 1 - 107/17 SB mortar

Armour

deck, hull sides, guns, fwd bulkhead, bridge: 6

57mm gun: standard armoured Valentine-tank turret

Complement

25

Ship project history: Fairmile "H" craft (later type). They were converted from LCI(S) craft before completion.

Modernizations:  None.

Naval service: No significant events.

LCS(L)257

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