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HM LST-367


LST-367 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 13 October 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 24 November 1942
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 29 December 1942
  • Royal Navy History
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-367, 29 December 1942
  • Sailed from New York for the Mediterranean in convoy UGS6A, 19 March 1943
  • HM LST-367 participated in the following campaigns:
    Sicilian occupation
    Salerno landings
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944--Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings
    Invasion of Normandy
  • HM LST-367 additionally participated in the shuttle service between Tilbury, Ostend and Antwerp
  • Bow doors buckled in collision in November 1944
  • With LCT-2285 loaded on board she sailed for the US and return to the US Navy
  • Paid off at New York, 17 December 1945.
  • Returned to United States Navy custody, 17 December 1945
  • Decommissioned (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 March 1948, to Great Atlantic Iron and Steel Corp.
    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.
    Beam 50'
    Draft
    (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
    Complement
    13 officers
    106 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 4 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
    one - 12 Pounder anti-aircraft multi-barrel mount
    six - 20MM mounts
    four - Fast Aerial Mine (FAM) mounts
    Fuel Capacity 4,320 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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
    twin rudders

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    LST-367 64k HM LST-367 gingerly makes the double right angle turn into the devastated harbour at Ostend, Belgium, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    LST-367 58k HM LST-367 unloading British crewed Sherman tanks, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

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