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"LCS(L)2"- (LCS(L)251) type support landing craft (1943)


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LCS(L)257

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
LCS(L)251     Austins, London   1943 1943  
LCS(L)252     Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)253     Percival, Horning   1943 1943  
LCS(L)254     Dickie & Sons, Bangor   1943 1943  
LCS(L)255     Brook Marine, Oulton Broad   1943 1943  
LCS(L)256     John Sadd, Maldon   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)257     Austins, London   1943 1943  
LCS(L)258     Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green   1943 1943 sunk 1/11/1944
LCS(L)259     Percival, Horning   1943 1943  
LCS(L)260     Austins, London   1943 1943  


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

84

Displacement full, t

116

Length, m

32.0

Breadth, m

6.53

Draught, m

1.08 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1120 or 1500

Max speed, kts

14.8

Fuel, t

petrol 18200 l

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

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

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

Complement

25



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


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


Ship project history


Fairmile "H" craft (later type).

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.