|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 927|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Laid down:||2 September 1942|
|Launched:||5 November 1942|
|Commissioned:||31 December 1942|
|Identification:||Hull symbol: LST-407|
|Fate:||damaged beyond repair, 24 April 1944|
|Status:||returned to USN custody, 6 May 1945|
|Acquired:||6 May 1945|
|Struck:||11 July 1945|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, July 1945|
|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-407 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-407 was laid down on 2 September 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 927, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; launched 5 November 1942; then transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned on 31 December 1942.
LST-407 saw no active service in the United States Navy. The tank landing ship was damaged beyond repair on 24 April 1944, and beached off Baiae, Italy. The hulk was accepted by the United States Navy on 6 May 1945. On 11 July 1945, LST-407 was struck from the Navy list. Sometime in July 1945, she was sold to a local Italian firm and scrapped.
- "LST-407". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 30 April 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 30 April 2017.
- "USS LST-407". Navsource.org. 15 November 2004. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- Photo gallery of LST-407 at NavSource Naval History