HMS LST-405

History
United Kingdom
Name: LST-405
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 925[1]
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland
Yard number: 2177[1]
Laid down: 30 August 1942
Launched: 31 October 1942
Commissioned: 28 December 1942
Decommissioned: February 1946
Struck: 17 April 1946
Identification: Hull symbol: LST-405
Fate: sunk, 27 March 1946
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:
Service record
Operations:

HMS LST-405 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship that was transferred to the Royal Navy during World War II and served in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater. As with many of her class, the ship was never named. Instead, she was referred to by her hull designation.

Construction[]

LST-405 was laid down on 30 August 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 925, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; launched 31 October 1942; then transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned on 28 December 1942.[3]

Service history[]

LST-405 saw no active service in the United States Navy. The tank landing ship was sunk on 27 March, while in Royal Navy service. LST-405 was struck from the Navy list on 17 April 1946.[3]

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Online resources

  • "LST-405". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 28 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 28 April 2017.
  • "USS LST-405". Navsource.org. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

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