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LST-36 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Limnos (L158)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down, 21 April 1943, at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA.
Launched, 10 July 1943
Transferred to the government of Greece under terms of the Lend-lease Act, 23 August 1943
Commissioned into Greek Naval service as HNS Limnos (L158);
Final Disposition: sold to the government of Greece in January 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1947
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
Length 328' o.a.
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
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
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
Diesel 4,300 Bbls
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
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||Ex-LST-36 underway while in Greek service as HNS Limnos (L158), circa 1946, location unknown.
||HNS Limnos (L158), with embarked Greek troops, circa 1956.
Photo by BasilioC
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