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Landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 252

Colourized image of LCI(L) 252 approaching Normandy

Credit: Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre /CT299 / Ed Storey


Laid down: 18 Sep 1942

Launched: 18 Oct 1942

Transferred to RCN: 29 Jan 1944

Paid off: 04 Sep 1944

Fate: Unknown


LCI(L) 252 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 04 Sep 1944 she was returned to the RN then on 13 Feb 1946, returned to the USN.


Commanding Officers

Lt Raymond Edward St John Wakefield, 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


Hammond, Francis Allen







Wakefield, Raymond E.St. J.







Former Crew Members

Richie, Richard John Gordon, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1944