Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
USS LST-180 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 8 February 1943, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 3 June 1943
Transferred to the Royal Navy, 9 July 1943
Royal Navy History
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-180, 9 July 1943
HM LST-180 participated in the Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
Prepared for Far East at Liverpool, June to September 1945
Assigned to the 9th LST Flotilla for the Invasion of the Andaman Islands
Operation later canceled
Paid off and returned to US Navy custody at New York, 17 December 1945 along with LCT-227 which was loaded aboard for the journey to New York
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
Final Disposition, sold for conversion to merchant service, 10 March 1948, to Ships and Power Equipment Co., Barber, N.J.
Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 2,366 (beaching), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
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"
(max. nav.) 14' 1"
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
Boats 4 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
one - 12 Pounder anti-aircraft multi-barrel mount
six - 20MM mounts
four - Fast Aerial Mine (FAM) mounts
Fuel Capacity 4,320 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
Falk single Main reduction gears
one Diesel-drive 100Kw, 240V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,700shp
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
|There are no images of HM LST-180 available at NavSource
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Last Updated 20 October 2006
This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|