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"LCG(L)4" small amphibious fire support ships (LCG(L)687) (1943 / 1943)


Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Comm Fate
LCG(L)3 (ex-LCT...)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)4 (ex-LCT...)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)5 (ex-LCT...)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)424 (ex-LCT424)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)426 (ex-LCT426)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)449 (ex-LCT449)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)687 (ex-LCT687)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)811 (ex-LCT811)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945
LCG(L)893 (ex-LCT893)     UK 1943/44 // 1944 returned 1945


Technical data


Data variantLCG(L)3-5, 424, 426, 449 LCG(L)687, 811, 893
Displacement standard, t   
Displacement full, t500 570
Length, m

58.5

57.1

Breadth, m9.45 11.8
Draught, m

1.65 deep load

1.36 full load

No of shafts

2

2

Machinery

2 Paxman diesels

2 Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

1000

Max speed, kts

10

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 28200 l

diesel oil 14100 l

Endurance, nm(kts) ---

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, (2 - 4) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

2 x 1 - 120/45 BL Mk I, 7 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Electronic equipment

 

Complement45 - 48 47 - 48


Standard scale images


<i>LCG(L)893</i> 1943
LCG(L)893 1943
<i>LCG(L)424</i> 1944
LCG(L)424 1944


Project history

ex-RN ships transferred to USN for Normandy landing.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.