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.
|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 925|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Laid down:||30 August 1942|
|Launched:||31 October 1942|
|Commissioned:||28 December 1942|
|Struck:||17 April 1946|
|Identification:||Hull symbol: LST-405|
|Fate:||sunk, 27 March 1946|
|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|
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.
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.
- "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.
- Photo gallery of LST-405 at NavSource Naval History