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LCS (L) 1 (G.B.)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:27 pm

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LCS(L)251 built by Austins, London in 1943
LCS(L)252 built by Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green, in 1943, sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)253 built by Percival, Horning, in 1943
LCS(L)254 built by Dickie & Sons, Bangor, in 1943
LCS(L)255 built by Brook Marine, Oulton Broad, in 1943
LCS(L)256 built by John Sadd, Maldon, in 1943, sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)257 built by Austins, London, in 1943
LCS(L)258 built by Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green, in 1943, sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)259 built by Percival, Horning, in 1943
LCS(L)260 built by Austins, London, in 1943

Displacement standard, t 84
Displacement full, t 116
Length:32.0m. Breadth:6.53m. Draught:1.08 deep load
Machinery Hall-Scott petrol engines, 2 shafts, 1120 or 1500 hp. Max speed:14.8 kn.
Fuel, t petrol 18200 l
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 (latter type). They were converted from LCI(S) craft before completion.
Modernizations: None.
Naval service: No significant events.

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