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HM LST-412


LST-412 was transferred to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 24 September 1942, at Bethlehem Fairfield Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 16 November 1942
  • LST-412 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred under terms of the Lend-lease Act to the Royal Navy
  • Royal Navy History
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-412, 26 January 1943
  • HM LST-412 sailed from New York in company with HM LST-324 and HM LST-421, 13 March 1943 transporting refinery equipment to Curacao
  • From Georgetown, Curacao HM LST-412 set sail for Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Participated in Salerno, Anzio and Normandy operations (MacDermott Ships Without Names)
  • Returned to US Naval control, 23 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 December 1947, to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    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"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 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 - 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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
    twin rudders

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    LST-412 50k HM LST-324 and HM 412 unloading logs at Freetown, Sierra Leone, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    LST-320 72k Rhino ferry F94 moves away from HM LST-320 heading for the Normandy beachhead along the port side of HM LST-412. Robert Hurst

    LST-412
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