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HM LST-11


LST-11 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 8 August 1942, at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA.
  • Launched, 18 November 1942
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom 22 March 1943
  • Royal Navy History
  • Commissioned by the Royal Navy as HM LST-11 LST-11, 23 March 1943
  • Sailed from New York in convoy UGS8A for the Mediterranean, 14 May 1943
  • During World War II HM LST-11 served in the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the:
    Anzio advanced landings, January to March 1944
    Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
    Recapture of Malaya, September 1945
  • (It is uncertain whether she took part in the other Mediterranean landings)
  • Under repair at Cardiff in May 1944 for defects
  • At Thames and Portsmouth for repairs during June and August 1944
  • Refit at Cardiff, 12 September to 23 October 1944
  • Paid off at Subic Bay, Philippines, 13 April 1946.
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 13 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition: sold, 5 December 1947, to Bosey, Philippines, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    Draft
    light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
    landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
    Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
    Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
    12 single 20MM gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,700shp
    twin rudders

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