HM LST-407

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History
United Kingdom
Name: LST-407
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 927[1]
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland
Yard number: 2179[1]
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
United States
Name: LST-407
Acquired: 6 May 1945
Struck: 11 July 1945
Fate: sold for scrapping, July 1945
General characteristics [2]
Class and 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:

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.

Construction[edit]

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.[3]

Service history[edit]

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.[3]

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Citations

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "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.

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