HMAS LST 3008

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HMAS LST 3008 (at right) in 1946
HMAS LST 3008 (at right) in 1946
Career (UK, Australia)
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, United Kingdom
Launched: 31 October 1944
Commissioned: 1 July 1946 (into RAN)
Decommissioned: 1948?
Out of service: to reserve 1948
Fate: Scrapped during the 1950s
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,300 tons
Length: 347 ft (106 m)
Beam: 55 ft 3 in (16.84 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Speed: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph)
Armament: 10 × 20mm anti-aircraft guns

HMAS LST 3008 was a landing ship tank which was briefly operated by the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy (RAN). She was built at Harland and Wolff in Belfast during World War II and was launched on 31 October 1944. She served with the Royal Navy as HMS LST 3008 until 1 July 1946 when she was transferred to the RAN. She was used as a transport in RAN service until 1948 when she was placed in reserve. HMAS LST 3008 was sold for scrap on 4 June 1950 and was scrapped in Sydney in the 1950s.

References[edit]

  • Gillett, Ross (1988). Australian & New Zealand warships since 1946. Sydney: Child & Associates. pp. P. 234. ISBN 0-86777-219-0. 
  • Gillett, Ross; Graham, Colin; Macdougall, Anthony (1977). Warships of Australia. Adelaide: Rigby. pp. P. 35. ISBN 0-7270-0472-7.