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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 305

Men of the Essex wade ashore at Red Beach, Normandy from LCI(L) 305

Credit: Robert Hurst / Ed Storey


Laid down: 05 Feb 1943

Launched: 09 Mar 1943

Transferred to RCN: 29 Feb 1944

Paid off: 01 Sep 1944

Fate: Returned to the USN. Final disposition unknown


Built in the USA, LCI(L) 305 was transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to the RCN on 29 Feb 1944. Paid off on 01 Sep 1944, she was returned to the RN and later in Jan 1948, returned to the USN.


Commanding Officers

Lt Colin Bridge MacKay, 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


Nash, John Irwin