For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 118

LCI(L) 118 heading to Normandy, June 1944

Credit: Charles Robinson

 

Laid down: 02 Oct 1942

Launched: 08 Dec 1942

Transferred to RCN: 29 Jan 1944

Paid off: 28 Aug 1944

Fate: Unknown

 

LCI(L) 118 was built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to the RCN on 29 Jan 1944. Paid off on 28 Aug 1944 and returned to the RN, she was then returned to the USN on 13 Apr 1946.

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Charles Ralph Bond, RCNVR (was CO on 06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Dubowski, Steve John

1922-2013

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Rushbrook, Edward Dennis

____-2016

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

LCI(L) 118 with LCI(L) 262 on her port side. Photo taken prior to D-Day

Photo taken by AB W.C. Skellett serving on LCI(L) 310

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

LCI(L) 118 disembarking troops at Normandy

Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw, RCN News Magazine

Soldiers disembarking from the landing craft on the invasion beaches. LCI(L)-118 seen on the right

Photo taken by AB W.C. Skellett serving on LCI(L) 310

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

Slt E.D. Rushbrook, RCNVR, painting "Lucky Canuck" bridge art on the superstructure of LCI(L)-118

Library and Archives of Canada MIKAN 4950840

 

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