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PEOPLE`S LIBERATION ARMY NAVY (PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

LIENGCHU small infantry landing ships (1942-1944/1946-1948)

Min 301 1947

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
<> (ex-LCI(G)220, ex-LCI(L)220)   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 10/1942 12/11/1942 11/1942 // 12/1946 stricken 1960s/80s
<Liengchu> (ex-LCI(G)233, ex-LCI(L)233)   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 12/1942 13/1/1943 1/1943 // 1946 to Taiwan 7/1949
<Liengli> (ex-LCI(G)417, ex-LCI(L)417)   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 2/1944 9/2/1944 2/1944 // 2/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
<Liengsheng> (ex-LCI(G)418, ex-LCI(L)418)   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 1944 1944 2/1944 // 2/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
<> (ex-LCI(L)478)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 1943 1943 10/1943 // 1946 stricken 1960s/80s
<> (ex-LCI(L)488)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 9/1943 10/1943 10/1943 // 2/1948 stricken 1960s/80s
連貔<Liengpi> (ex-LCI(G)514, ex-LCI(L)514)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 11/1943 12/1943 12/1943 // 2/1948 stricken 1960s/80s
朱天 <Chutien> (ex-LCI(G)517, ex-LCI(L)517)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 11/1943 12/1943 12/1943 // 2/1948 stricken 1960s/80s
<> (ex-LCI(L)518)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 11/1943 12/1943 12/1943 // 7/1946 stricken 1960s/80s
<Liengtseng> (ex-LCI(M)630, ex-LCI(G)630, ex-LCI(L)630)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 5/1944 6/1944 6/1944 // 2/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
<Lienghwa> (ex-LCI(M)631, ex-LCI(G)631, ex-LCI(L)631)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 5/1944 8/6/1944 6/1944 // 2/1948 to Taiwan 7/1949
容根 <Yungkan> (ex-LCI(M)632, ex-LCI(G)632, ex-LCI(L)632)   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 5/1944 9/6/1944 6/1944 // 1946 stricken 1960s/80s

 

Displacement standard, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: 194

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 209

Displacement full, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: 387

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 385

Length, m

LCI(L)1 - 350: 46.6 wl 48.5 oa

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 46.6 wl 48.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.21

Draught, m

LCI(L)1 - 350: at landing 0.81 fore, 1.52 aft

LCI(L)351 - 1098: at landing 0.86 fore, 1.60 aft

LCI(G), LCI(M): 1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

8 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2320

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

LCI(L)1 - 350: diesel oil 120

LCI(L)351 - 1098: diesel oil 110

Endurance, nm (kts)

LCI(L)1 - 350: 8700 (12)

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 8000 (12)

Armament

LCI(L)1 - 350: 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

LCI(G) variant 1: 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, 10 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCI(G) variant 2: 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 5 x 1 - 12.7/90, 8 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCI(G) variant 3: 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 10 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCI(G) variant 4: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 10 x 1 - 12.7/90

LCI(G) variant 5: 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 24 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers

LCI(M): 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1/2, 3 x 1 - 107/9.5 chemical mortars

Sensors

presumably SO or SCR-517A radar
Military load

LCI(L)1 - 350: 180 marines or 75 t of cargo

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 209 marines of 75 t of cargo

Complement

LCI(L)1 - 350: 24

LCI(L)351 - 1098: 29

LCI(G): 70

LCI(M): 53

Ship project history: LCI(L) infantry landing craft, LCI(G) infantry landing craft (gun), LCI(M) infantry landing craft (mortar), transferred by USN to China.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: About 25 LCI(L) were received by China at all. 14 craft, including at least 3 LCI(G), went to PRC (Min 301 - 331). 5 craft (1 LCI(M) and 4 LCI(G)) went to Taiwan. 4 ships of PRC Navy were in service in 1982.

Liengkuang 1947

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15