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Landing Craft infantry - Large

LCI(L) 306

View from LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla showing ships of Force 'J' en route to France on D-Day.
Credit: Gilbert Alexander Milne / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137014

 

Laid down: 13 Feb 1943

Launched: 26 Mar 1943

Commissioned: 29 Sep 1943

Paid off: 04 Sep 1944

Fate: Unknown

 

LCI(L)-306 was built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to the RCN on 04 Dec 1943. Paid off on 04 Sep 1944, she was then returned to the RN. On 13 Apr 1946 she was returned to the USN.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Andrew Kingsmill Stephens, 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

 

Photos and Documents

 

Infantrymen of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada aboard LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla, landing at Bernières-sur-Mer, France, 06 Jun 1944. The officer standing in the bow of the landing craft is Lt Gilbert A. Milne

Credit: LS Wallace McQuade / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137016

Lt Andrew K. Stephens, Commanding Officer of the infantry landing craft LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla, talking with Major Roy Hodgins, Bernières-sur-Mer, France, ca. 10 Jun 1944

Credit Lt Gilbert A. Milne / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-190226

 

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