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"LSD"-type landing ships - docks  (EASTWAY) (4, 1943 - 1944)


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sister-ship San Marcos 1945 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Eastway (ex-Battleaxe, ex-LSD9, ex-BAPM1)   401 Newport News, USA 11/1942 21/5/1943 9/1943 to USA 1947
Highway (ex-Claymore, ex-LSD10, ex-BAPM2)   402 Newport News, USA 11/1942 19/7/1943 10/1943 to USA 1946
Northway (ex-Cutlass, ex-LSD11, ex-BAPM3)   403 Newport News, USA 5/1942 18/11/1943 2/1944 to USA 1947
Oceanway (ex-Dagger, ex-LSD12, ex-BAPM4)   404 Newport News, USA 7/1943 29/12/1943 3/1944 to USA 1947


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4032 light

Displacement full, t7930 sea-going
Length, m139.5
Breadth, m22.0
Draught, m4.83 sea-going
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Skinner Uniflow QuiPE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

7000

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 1770

Endurance, nm(kts)7400(15)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk 1/2, 16 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk 2/4

Military load3 LCT(5) or 2 LCT(3) or 2 LCT(4) or 14 LCM(3) or 1500 ts of cargo or 41 LVT or 47 DUKW, or 92 LVT or 108 DUKW with temporary decks, 263 troops
Electronic equipmentSF or SL radar
Complement254


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sister-ship <i>San Marcos</i> 1945 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
sister-ship San Marcos 1945 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


Transports for delivery LCM landing craft to landing place. There were LSS, LSG, LSD and LSC types. LSD have been received from the USA by lend-lease and were equipped by the dock in aft part of hull. It was planned to transfer LSD13Spear (Portway), LSD14Sword (Swashway) and LSD15Shadwell (Waterway) in 1944, but these ships were commissioned by USN as Casa Grande, Rushmore and Shadwell.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

San Marcos 1945

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.