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SEOUL fire support landing ships (1942-1945/1946-1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
서울 [Seoul] (ex-LCI(M)594, ex-LCI(L)594) 101   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 3.1944 17.4.1944 4.1944 // 9.1946 stricken 1959
진주 [Jinju] (ex-LCI(G)516, ex-LCI(L)516) 102   New Jersey SB, Barber, USA 11.1943 12.1943 12.1943 // 9.1946 stricken 1959
춘천 [Chuncheon] (ex-LCI(G/M)...) 103   USA     1943-45 // 12.1946 stricken 1959
청주[Cheongju] (ex-LCI(G/M)...) 104   USA     1943-45 // 11.1946 stricken 1959
청진 [Cheongjin] (ex-LCI(M)1056, ex-LCI(G)1056, ex-LCI(L)1056) 105   Defoe, Bay City, USA 1944 1944 4.1944 // 1949 stricken 1962
진남포 [Jinnampo] (ex-LCI(G/M)...) 106   USA     1943-45 // 12.1946 stricken 1959


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

209

Displacement full, t

385

Length, m

46.6 wl 48.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.21

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

8 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2320

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 110

Endurance, nm(kts)

8000 (12)

Armament

LCI(G): 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, 10 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers (variant 1) or 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 5 x 1 - 12.7/90, 8 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers (variant 2) or 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 10 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers (variant 3) or 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 10 x 1 - 12.7/90 (variant 4) or 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 24 x 1 Mk 7 rocket launchers (variant 5)

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

Electronic equipmentpresumably SO or SCR-517A radar
Complement

LCI(G): 70

LCI(M): 53



Project history

Former USN LCI(L) type infantry landing craft, converted for fire support.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.