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LST-366 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down, 1 October 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 11 November 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 21 December 1942
Royal Navy History
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-366, 21 December 1942
Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in convoy SC125, 31 March 1943
Sailed from Scotland in convoy KMS18A
HM LST-366 participated in the following campaigns:
West Coast of Italy operations-1944--Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings
Invasion of Normandy
HM LST-366 additionally participated in the shuttle service between Tilbury, Ostend and Antwerp
Paid off and returned to United States Navy custody at Norfolk, VA., 26 January 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to N. Block and Co., Norfolk, VA., date unknown
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
7 officers, 104 enlisted
16 officers, 147 enlisted
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
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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||HM LST-366 beached while loading/unloading vehicles at what is now known as Montgomery Dock at Ostend, Belgium, date unknown.
||HM LST-366 crew members cleaning one of her 20mm Oerlikon guns date and location unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LST Ship Memorial
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State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 16 May 2014
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