Headquarters ship

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During the Second World War, a headquarters ship (sometimes referred to as Landing Ship Headquarters) was responsible for communication between aircraft, ships and shore during amphibious operations.[1] The first such recognised ship was HMS Bulolo.[1]

During the Second World War, four Landing Ships Headquarters (Large) (or LSH(L)s) were commissioned into the Royal Navy.

The Royal Navy Captain-class frigates Dacres, Kingsmill and Lawford were converted to headquarters ships ahead of the Normandy landings.


  1. ^ a b The HQ Ships ~ "WW2 HQ SHIPS" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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