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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:
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.
(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
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||Th Commanding Officer of HM LST-367 loaded with tanks, briefs his crew before sailing to Sicily for the July 9-10, 1943
landings. The use of LCTs and LSTs during the landings enabled armor to be landed at the same time as the assault infantry for the first time.
Imperial War Museum War Office Second World War Official Collection, by Chetwyn, L. (Lt.), Photo No. © IWM (NA 4252).
||HM LST-367 gingerly makes the double right angle turn into the
devastated harbour at Ostend, Belgium, date unknown.
||HM LST-367 unloading British crewed Sherman
tanks, date and location unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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