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"LSF"-type fighter direction ships (1[7], 1920 - 1943 / 1943 - 1944)


Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, t Armament Fate
Antwerp (ex-convoy escort) 1920 // 1943 John Brown, Clydebank 2957 98.0ppx13.1x 21 2turbines, oil 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 4 x 1 - 40/39 returned 1945
Boxer (ex-LST(1)) 12/12/1942 // 1943 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 3620 118.9x14.9x5.6 16.25 2turbines, oil 1728 2 x 4 - 40/39, 12 - 20/70 radar TS 1947
FDT13 (ex-LST13) 18/11/1942 // 1/1944 Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 4080 ts (Dp) 100.0x15.2x3.0 12.1 2diesels, diesel oil 7 - 40/56, 12 - 20/70 to USA 2/1946
FDT216 (ex-LST216) 4/7/1943 // 2/1944 Chicago Bridge, USA 4080 ts (Dp) 100.0x15.2x3.0 12.1 2diesels, diesel oil 7 - 40/56, 12 - 20/70 sunk 7/7/1944
FDT217 (ex-LST217) 13/7/1943 // 2/1944 Chicago Bridge, USA 4080 ts (Dp) 100.0x15.2x3.0 12.1 2diesels, diesel oil 7 - 40/56, 12 - 20/70 to USA 2/1946
Palomares (ex-auxiliary AA) 20/10/1937 // 1943 Doxford, Pallion 1896 90.1ppx13.7x 16 1diesel, diesel oil 136 4 x 4 - 40/56, 12 - 20/70 sold 4/1946
Stuart Prince 15/8/1940 // 1941 Smiths Dock, South Bank 1911 92.7ppx13.5x 12 1VTE, coal 400 24 - 20/70 returned 1945
Ulster Queen (ex-auxiliary AA) 28/3/1929 // 1943 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 3791 105.5ppx14.1x 18 2diesels, diesel oil 170 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 2 x 4 - 40/39, 10 - 20/70, 2 DCR (14) returned 4/1946


Ship project history


Radar-equipped HQ ships intended for fighters direction, used in defense of Home Islands and at Normandy landing.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


FDT216 was torpedoed by German Ju 88 bomber off Le Havre 7/7/1944.