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"LCG(M)2"-type medium support landing craft (LCG(M)501) (1945), "LCS(R)(2)"-type rocket support landing craft (LCS(R)25))


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
LCG(M)501           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)502           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)503           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)504           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)505           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)506           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)507           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)508           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)509           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)510           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)511           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)512           --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)513     Arrol, Meadowside   17/5/1945 1945  
LCG(M)514     Arrol, Meadowside   11/6/1945 1945  
LCG(M)515     Arrol, Meadowside   14/6/1945 1945 sold 1949
LCG(M)516     Arrol, Meadowside   10/7/1945 1945  
LCG(M)517     Arrol, Meadowside   9/8/1945 1945  
LCG(M)518     Arrol, Meadowside   21/9/1945 1945  
LCG(M)519     Arrol, Meadowside   22/10/1945 1945  
LCG(M)520     Arrol, Meadowside 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)521     Arrol, Meadowside 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)522     Arrol, Meadowside 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)523     Arrol, Meadowside 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945
LCG(M)524     Arrol, Meadowside --- --- --- cancelled 1945
LCS(R)25     Stockton, Thornaby 3/1945 9/7/1945 1947  
LCS(R)26     Stockton, Thornaby 3/1945 25/7/1945 1947  
LCS(R)27     Stockton, Thornaby 4/1945 23/8/1945 1947  
LCS(R)28     Stockton, Thornaby 5/1945 6/9/1945 1947  
LCS(R)29     Stockton, Thornaby 5/1945 7/9/1945 1947  
LCS(R)30     Stockton, Thornaby 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945
LCS(R)31     Stockton, Thornaby 1945 --- --- cancelled 1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t280
Displacement full, t360
Length, m

47.1

Breadth, m6.81
Draught, m

2.10 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

11.75

Fuel, t

diesel oil 37 (52 using ballast tanks)

Endurance, nm(kts)1730(11.7) (max 2060(11.7))
Armour, mm

deck: 51, sides: 25, turrets: 25, CT: 25

Armament

LCG(M)515: 2 x 1 - 88/27 25pdr QF Mk II, 4 x 2 - 12.7/90

LCG(M)513 - 514, LCG(M)516 - 517: 2 x 1 - 88/27 25pdr QF Mk II, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

LCS(R): 504 x 1 - 127 barrage RL

Complement31


Standard scale images


<i>nearly sister-ship LCG(M)1</i> 1944
nearly sister-ship LCG(M)1 1944


Project history


These craft had the special ballast tanks allowing the ship laid aground on shoal for decrease of perceptibility. Were armed by Army 25pdr howitzers. 

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.