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HM LST-199

LST-199 was transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-lease Act
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 27 June 1942, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 7 February 1943
  • LST-199 saw no active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 19 March 1943
  • Royal Navy History
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-199, 20 March 1943
  • Sailed from New York in convoy UGS 8A, 14 May 1943
  • HM LST-199 participated in the following campaigns:
    Sicilian occupation
    Salerno landings
    Landed elements of the 89th Field Artillery Battalion of the US 45th Infantry Division
    Reggio landings
    Assigned to the canceled Malaya (canceled)
    MacDermott, Ships Without Names says participated in Sicily, Salerno, Reggio, Anzio, Normandy, and Malaya
  • Mined off Surabaya, 5 November 1945
  • Lost at sea 27 March 1946
  • Paid off 29 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
    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'
    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
    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 - US Varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    two - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    four - Single 40MM gun mounts
    twelve single 20MM gun mounts
    Armament - UK Lend Lease built vessels were to be outfitted with armament after convoying across Atlantic and included
    one - 12 Pounder anti-aircraft multi-barrel mount
    six - 20MM single gun mounts
    four - Fast Aerial Mine (FAM) mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    twin rudders

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    LST-199 79k LST-199 launching at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL., 7 February 1943 Robert Hurst
    LST-427 75k HM LST-199 beached and unloading trucks at Normandy, circa 6 to 25 June 1944. Photo by Bill Orchard RN Robert Ides HM-427 Photo Collection

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