History
United Kingdom
Name: LST-415
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 935[1]
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland
Yard number: 2187[1]
Laid down: 29 October 1942
Launched: 21 November 1942
Commissioned: 19 January 1943
Struck: 2 June 1945
Identification: Hull symbol: LST-415
Fate: sold for scrapping, January 1948
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520 t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVPs
Capacity: 1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement: 13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:

HMS LST-415 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship that was transferred to the Royal Navy during World War II. As with many of her class, the ship was never named. Instead, she was referred to by her hull designation.

Construction

LST-415 was laid down on 29 October 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 935, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; launched 21 November 1942; then transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned on 19 January 1943.[3]

Service history

LST-415 saw no active service in the United States Navy.[3]

She was torpedoed at 03:00 by a German E-boat and beached off Thurrock, England, on 16 January 1945.[4][3]

The tank landing ship was returned to United States Navy custody and struck from the Navy list on 2 June 1945. The ship was sold to a local British firm in January 1948, and subsequently scrapped in Grays, England.[4][3]

See also

Notes

Citations

Bibliography

Online resources

  • "LST-415". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 11 May 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "Bethlehem-Fairfield, Baltimore MD". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  • "USS LST-415". Navsource.org. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS LST-415". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

External links

  • Photo gallery of LST-415 at NavSource Naval History