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LST-364 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 3 September 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 26 October 1942
LST-364 never saw active service in the US Navy
Transferred to the Royal Navy under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, 7 December 1942
Royal Navy History
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-363, 7 December 1942
Sailed from New York, 19 March 1943 as straggler to convoy UGS-6A
During World War II HM LST-364 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 July 1945
Operated in the shuttle service between Tilbury, Ostend and Antwerp
Sunk while in convoy TAM-87 by a German Uboat (Seehund) 2-man midget submarine off Margate, 22 February 1945
- Sicilian occupation, 9 and 10 July 1943
- Salerno landings, September 1943
- West Coast of Italy operations - 1944 - Anzio-Nettuno advanced landing, 22 January 1944
- Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
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 - 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
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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||HM LST-364 beached on a "Hard" that is under construction, location unknown. Photo taken by Bert Hardy, War Office official photographer. Photo No. H 38512 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection.
||HM LST-364 and HM LST-162 and a number of unidentified landing craft beached while unloading during a rehearsal for the Normandy landings, date and place unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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