HMS Stalker (L3515)
HMS Stalker in 2010
|Builder:||Canadian Yarrow, Esquimalt|
|Launched:||16 December 1944|
|Renamed:||Was LST 3515 until 1947|
|Reclassified:||Submarine support ship in 1958|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping in 2002
Scrapped in 2010
|Type:||Landing Ship, Tank Mk III|
|Tonnage:||2,256 long tons (2,292 t) (light)
4,980 long tons (5,060 t) (deep load)
|Length:||345.57 ft (105.33 m)|
|Beam:||53.97 ft (16.45 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)|
|Depth:||11.51 ft (3.51 m)|
vertical triple expansion
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
|Speed:||13.5 knots (25.0 km/h)|
|Range:||1400 tons of oil|
15 x 40 ton tanks or 20 x 25-ton tanks
14 x 3-ton lorries
HMS Stalker was a Mark III LST (Landing Ship, Tank). She was built during the later part of the Second World War, and became the last steam-driven LST to be scrapped. She initially entered service under the designation LST 3515, but was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1947 as HMS Stalker.
She was sold to Pounds of Portsmouth in 2002, arriving there to be scrapped on 10 December 2002. She was offered for preservation between 2004 and 2005, but it was confirmed in January 2006 that she would be broken up. After further discussions with heritage and preservation groups, in 2008 her bow doors were removed and in 2010 she was broken up at Pounds scrap yard, a process recorded by National Historic Ships.
In Popular Culture
Whilst awaiting disposal at Pounds of Portsmouth, she was used for the filming of episodes 55 & 56 of Silent Witness, as the fictitious ship 'Galle'.
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- Jordan, John, ed. (2006), "Warship notes", Warship 2006, Anova Books, p. 151, ISBN 978-1-84486-089-0
- "HMS Stalker". The News. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Annual Report April 2008 – March 2009" (PDF). National Historic Ships. p. 45. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
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