|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 949|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Laid down:||16 November 1942|
|Launched:||11 January 1943|
|Commissioned:||20 February 1943|
|Struck:||24 November 1943|
|Identification:||Hull symbol: LST-429|
|Fate:||lost in action, 3 July 1943|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|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 |
|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|
HMS LST-429 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.
LST-429 was laid down on 16 November 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 949, by the Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; launched 11 January 1943; then transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned on 20 February 1943.
LST-429 saw no active service in the United States Navy. The tank landing ship was sunk due to a fire while in Royal Navy service in July 1943, northwest of Zuwarah, Libya. On 24 November 1943, LST-429 was struck from the Navy list.
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