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"LSC"-type landing ships - landing craft carriers  (2, EMPIRE CHARMIAN) (1942)


Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Fuel, t Armament // Capacity Fate
Empire Charmian 25/11/1942 // 3/1943 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 7512 132.1x20.4x8.1 11.5 1diesel, 2580, diesel oil 1179 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII, 1 - 76/40, 6 - 20/70 // 21 LCM(1), 323 troops sold 1951
Empire Elaine 30/7/1942 // 11/1942 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 7512 132.1x20.4x8.1 11.5 1diesel, 2580, diesel oil 1179 1 - 102/50 BL Mk VII, 1 - 76/40, 6 - 20/70 // 21 LCM(1), 323 troops sold 1947


Ship project history


Transports for delivery LCM landing craft to landing place. There were LSS, LSG, LSD and LSC types. LSC (ex-heavy cargo ships), LCMs were stowed on deck and handled by large derricks. Empire Charmian can take up to 30 LCMs on passage and Empire Elaine 26.

Modernizations


none.

Naval service


No significant events.