For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 121


From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

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Laid down: 11 Oct 1942

Launched: 14 Dec 1942

Transferred to RCN: 04 Dec 1943

Paid off: 31 Aug 1944

Fate: Unknown 


Built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion; then transferred to the RCN.  On 06 Jun 1944 (D-Day), LCI 121 was listed as refitting. She was transferred back to the RN on 31 Aug 1944.; then returned to the USN on 11 Feb 1946.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

Lt David Harold Botly, RCNVR


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Clulow, Joseph


Served in LCI(L)-121 05 Dec 1943 - 13 Feb 1944 as an A/AB, RCNVR






Former Crew Members

Nixon, E. Stoker, RNCVR




Photos and Documents


Stoker E. Nixon, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR), aboard LCI(L) 121 of the 1st Canadian (260th Royal Navy) Flotilla, England, March 1944.

"Mess deck on LCI 121, Southampton, England. American flag displayed by crew in protest against officers. Crews of several craft were close to mutiny in early 1944"


From the collection of Joseph Clulow

Courtesy of Matt Clulow