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"LCS(L)1"- (LCS(L)1) type support landing craft (1942 - 1943)


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LCS(L)257

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

LCS(L)1 - 250

UK: LCS(L)1-250

1942 - 1943: LCS(L)1-250

LCS(L)201 (9/1943)

none

late 1940s: LCS(L)1-250


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

20

84

Displacement full, t

24.5

116

Length, m

14.3

32.0

Breadth, m

3.80

6.53

Draught, m

1.19 deep load 1.30 max

1.08 deep load

No of shafts

2

2

Machinery

2 Gray diesels

2 Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

330

1120 or 1500

Max speed, kts

10

14.8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 0.6

petrol 18200 l

Endurance, nm(kts)

100(10)

 

Armour, mm

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

deck: 6, hull sides: 6, guns: 6, fwd bulkhead: 6, bridge: 6, 57mm gun: standard armoured Valentine-tank turret

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

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

Complement

13

25



Standard scale images


<i>LCS(L)251</i> 1943 LCS(L)1
LCS(L)251 1943 LCS(L)1


Graphics


<i>LCS(L)257</i>
LCS(L)257


Ship project history


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

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.