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Landing Craft Infantry - Large

 LCI(L) 310

LCI(L) 310 off Southampton, England prior to D-Day

Photographer: AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

 

Laid down: 24 Feb 1943

Launched: 31 Mar 1943

Transferred to RCN: 08 Mar 1944

Paid off: 01 Sep 1944

Fate: Unknown

 

Built in the USA, LCI(L) 310 was transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to the RCN on 08 Mar 1944. Paid of on 01 Sep 1944, she was returned to the RN, and later, in Jan 1948, returned to the USN.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Lloyd Williams, RCNVR (was Commanding Officer on 06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

S-T

Skellett, William Charles

____-____

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walsh, Dennis John

1923-2013

Williams, Lloyd George

1921-2017

Commanding Officer during D-Day landings

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Unknown LCI(L) on D-Day. Photo taken from LCI(L) 310

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was erving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

The Invasion Fleet - 6 Jun 1944

Landing craft heading to the beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

The Invasion Fleet - 6 Jun 1944

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

 

The ship at the centre of the photo may be either HMS Rodney or HMS Nelson

Landing craft on the Normandy beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

LCI(L) 310 on the beaches at Normandy

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

Soldiers preparing to go ashore from LCI(L) 310

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

D-Day Beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

D-Day Landing Craft

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

On the Beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

On the Beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

Sailors and soldiers on board HMC LCI(L) 310

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

Soldiers disembarking from the landing craft on the invasion beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

On the Beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

Soldiers disembarking from the landing craft on the invasion beaches

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

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

Photographer: AB W.C. Skellett who was serving on HMC LCI(L) 310 during the D-day invasion

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

William (Bill) Charles Skellett, date and place unknown

From the collection of AB William Charles (Bill) Skellett

Courtesy of Mike Skellett

 

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