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LST-410 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down, 13 September 1942, at Bethlehem Fairfield Co., Baltimore, MD.
Launched, 15 November 1942
LST-410 never saw active service with the US Navy
Transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned HM LST-410, 14 January 1943
Participated in Sicily, Reggio, Salerno, Anzio, Normandy and Malaya operations (MacDermott Ship Without Names)
As part of "W" Task Force HM LST-410 worked down the Arakan coast of Burma and participated in the recapture of Rangoon, before proceeding to the eventual invasion of Malaya at Morib and Port Swettenham, and so to Singapore and Bangkok etc. doing relief work repatriating ex P.O.W.s of the Japanese
Paid off Singapore and returned to US Navy custody at Subic Bay, Philippines, 16 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 February 1948, to Bosey, Philippines
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-410 fully loaded for another run to Normandy. In the
foreground a German POW takes a break from painting a sister ship to watch her leave.
||HM LST-410 and HM LST-538 unloading vehicles during Operation "Zipper", the invasion of Malaya, in August 1945. Note she carries Identification Number 'C1' as Flotilla leader.
||Menu for a farewell dinner aboard HM LST-326 for Captain G Owles when Force W was paid off in Singapore on 9 February 1946. The menu consists of three sheets of paper stapled together and represents the bow doors and ramp opening.
||Colin E C Pilcher Flt Lt RAF (retired) for his father LCDR. Leonard George Pilcher RNVR Commanding Officer HM LST-326
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 21 February 2014
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