Published January 1997
by Turner Pub Co .
Written in English
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The Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) were several classes of seagoing amphibious assault ships of the Second World War used to land large numbers of infantry directly onto beaches. They were developed in response to a British request for a vessel capable of carrying and landing substantially more troops than their smaller Landing Craft Assault (LCA). The result was a small steel ship that could. Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) history. The Americans wanted a landing ship capable of transporting several hundred soldiers ( equipped and for simple transport) before the start of the Second World War. American engineers are developing a large ship, the LCI (Landing Craft Infantry), more than 48 meters long, capable of moving at a speed. In landing craft. The resulting Landing Craft, Infantry (Large), called the LCI, was a foot (metre) vessel with the capacity to carry infantrymen on a hour passage—more than enough time to cross small bodies of water such as the English LCI did not have the standard bow Read More. Described by one soldier as a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water, the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.
USS LCI Association; USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry" U.S.S. LCI National Association, Inc. Turner Publishing Co. Broadway, P.O. Box Paducah, KY Following a period of training, he was promoted to command Landing Craft Infantry Group (LCIG) 34, which consisted of 12 LCI(L)s. His flagship was LCI(L) As he prepared his Group for passage from the United States to England, a Medical Board found him unfit and he was ordered ashore. They were mid-sized beaching craft filling the gap between the much larger LST and the many types of smaller bow-ramped, open cargo compartment landing craft. The LCI and LSM were the smallest landing ships assigned a Bureau of Ships hull number. In the hulls of the LCI and LSM were used as the basis for a new type of gunboat. The Landing Craft Infantry (LCI), small in comparison to other ships, was affectionately called an "Elsie" or "Spitkit". These "New Ships of War", known for being part of the "Waterbug" Navy during World War II, were considered absolutely essential ships if the invasion of France, originally planned for February , was to be successful.