USS LST-11

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History
United States
Name: LST-11
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 8 August 1942
Launched: 18 November 1942
Sponsored by: Miss Virginia Fowler
Status: Transferred to the Royal Navy, 22 March 1943
United Kingdom
Name: LST-11
Acquired: 22 March 1943
Commissioned: 23 March 1943
Decommissioned: 13 May 1946
Status: Returned to US Naval custody, 13 May 1946
United States
Acquired: 13 May 1946
Struck: 5 June 1946
Fate: Sold, 5 December 1947
Status: Fate unknown
General characteristics [1]
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:
Service record
Operations:

HM LST-11 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship of the United States Navy built during World War II. LST-11 was transferred to the Royal Navy in March 1943, before being commissioned into the USN. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

Construction[edit]

LST-11 was laid down on 8 August 1942, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 18 November 1942; sponsored by Miss Virginia Fowler; transferred to the Royal Navy on 22 March 1943,[2] and commissioned the following day.[1]

Service history[edit]

LST-11 left from Hampton Roads, Virginia for the Mediterranean on 14 May 1943, with convoy UGS 8A, arriving in Oran, Algeria, sometime before 8 June 1943.[3]

She participated in the Anzio Advanced Landings from January to March of 1944, in the Mediterranean Theatre. LST-11 was sent to Cardiff, Wales, for repairs in May 1944. She then participated in the Normandy landings in June 1944, in the European Theatre, she was then sent to Thames and Portsmouth for repairs in June and August 1944.[1]

LST-11 was then assigned to the Pacific theatre and participated in what was originally planned to be Operation Zipper, the recapture of Malay, in September 1945, but with Japan surrendering this was an unopposed action.[1]

She was paid off at Subic Bay on 13 April 1946.[1]

Final disposition[edit]

She was returned to the US Navy on 13 May 1946, and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946, on 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.[2]

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