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"LSI(L)"-type large infantry landing ships (27, 1929 - 1943 / 1941 - 1943, 1943)


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Glenroy 1945

Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Fuel, t Armament // Capacity Fate
Circassia (ex-AMC) 8/6/1937 // 1944 Fairfield, Govan 11137 147.4ppx20.2x 16.5 2diesels, diesel oil 1015   returned 1944
Derbyshire (ex-AMC) 14/6/1935 // 1944 Fairfield, Govan 11650 147.1ppx20.2x 16 2diesels, diesel oil 740   returned 1945
El Hind (RIM) 14/4/1938 // 1943 Lithgows, Glasgow 5319 126.4x15.9x7.7 14 1VTE, 3000, oil 1 - 120/40 Mk V //? fire 14/4/1944
Glenearn 29/6/1938 // 1942 Caledon, Dundee 9784 154.5x20.3x9.3 18 2diesels, 12000, diesel oil 1512 6 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 4 - 40/39, 8 - 20/70 // 24 LCA/LCS(M), 3 LCM, 1089 troops returned 1946
Glengyle 18/7/1939 // 1942 Caledon, Dundee 9919 154.5x20.3x9.3 18 2diesels, 12000, diesel oil 1382 6 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 8 - 40/39, 12 - 20/70 // 24 LCA/LCS(M), 3 LCM, 708 troops returned 7/1946
Glenroy 15/8/1938 // 1942 Scotts, Greenock 9809 154.5x20.3x9.3 18 2diesels, 12000, diesel oil 1382 6 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 4 - 40/39, 8 - 20/70 // 24 LCA/LCS(M), 3 LCM, 1098 troops returned 8/1946
Kanimbla (RAN) (ex-AMC) 12/12/1935 // 6/1943 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 10985 142.8x20.2x7.4 16.5 2diesels, 10000, diesel oil 781 1 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 2 - 76/45, 10 - 20/70 // 10 LCA, 1381 troops returned 1949
Karanja 18/12/1930 // 7/1941 A. Stephens, Linthouse 9890 148.3x19.6x8.2 17 2turbines, 12000hp, oil 1700 1 - 152/45 Mk VII, 1 - 76/45, 12 - 20/70 // 9 LCP(L), 2 LCS(M), 2 LCM, 1500 troops sunk 12/11/1942
Keren (ex-Hydra, ex-Kenya) (L110) 27/8/1930 // 7/1941 A. Stephens, Linthouse 9880 148.3x19.6x8.2 17 2turbines, 12000hp, oil 1700 1 - 152/45 Mk VII, 1 - 76/45, 12 - 20/70 // 9 LCA, 1 LCS(M), 2 LCP(L), 2 LCM, 1296 troops returned 1951
Lamont, 8/1945 - Ard Patrick (ex-Clan Lamont) 22/3/1939 // 5/1944 Greenock DY 7526 148.7x19.1x7.5 17 2VTE, 8300, oil 976 1 - 120/40 Mk V, 1 - 76/45, 1 - 40/56, 10 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCP(R), 800 troops sold 1946
Manoora (RAN) (ex-AMC) 25/10/1934 // 2/1943 A. Stephens, Linthouse 10856 146.9x20.2x7.4 16 2diesels, 10000, diesel oil  704 1 - 76/45, 6 - 40/56, 8 - 20/70 // 8 LCA, 4 LCM(1), 1 Seagull seaplane, 1228 troops returned 1946
Pampas, 1944 - Persimmon (ex-Parramatta) 25/9/1943 // 2/1944 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 12864 137.2x18.7x7.6 15 1diesel, 4320, diesel oil 689 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 2 - 76/45, 8 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 1 LCM, 1631 troops returned 8/1946
Westralia (RAN) (ex-AMC) 25/4/1929 // 6/1943 Harland & Wolff, Govan 8108 136.6x18.4x6.9 15.5 2diesels, 10000, diesel oil  879 3 - 102/40 Mk XIX //? LCA/LCS(M)/LCM, 933 troops returned 3/1951
Empire Arquebus, 1945- Cicero 16/11/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7177 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1945
Empire Battleaxe, 1946- Donovan 12/7/1943 // 10/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1946
Empire Mace, 1944- Galteemore 8/9/1943 // 12/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1945
Empire Spearhead, 1945- Ormonde 7/11/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7177 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1945
Empire Anvil, 1944- Rocksand 14/10/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1946
Empire Crossbow, 1944- Sainfoin 30/11/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7177 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1946
Empire Cutlass, 1945- Sansovino 29/7/1943 // 11/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1946
Empire Gauntlet, 1944- Sefton 23/11/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7177 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1946
Empire Halberd, 1944- Silvio 24/7/1943 // 11/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1945
Empire Lance, 1945- Sir Hugo 28/8/1943 // 12/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1945
Empire Rapier, 1945- Sir Visto 21/9/1943 // 12/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sold 1948
Empire Broadsword 16/8/1943 // 12/1943 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7080 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sunk 2/7/1944
Empire Javelin 25/10/1943 // 1/1944 Consolidated, Wilmington, USA 7177 127.4x18.3x7.8 14 1turbine, 4400hp, oil 676 1 - 102/40 Mk XIX, 1 - 76/40, 12 - 20/70 // 18 LCA, 2 LCV(P), 1 LCS(M)/LCM, 898 - 1458 troops sunk 28/12/1944


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<i>Glenroy</i> 1945
Glenroy 1945
<i>Kanimbla</i>
Kanimbla


Ship project history


This group consisted of 11 large passenger and cargo-passenger liners, converted on British yards in 1941-1943. 13 More ships have been built in the USA in standard transport hull of C1-S-AY1 class and transferred to Britain by lend-lease. Originally they served under merchant flag and were formally commissioned by RN only in 1944

3 transports of "Glen" class, equipped with davits carrying simultaneously 3 landing craft were the most perfect.

Besides RN ships, 45 more passenger liners served under red ensign with tonnage from 5415 to 35 739BRT (Mauretania) as LSI(L) during the period 1942-1944.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Karanja was sunk by German aircraft 12/11/1942, Empire Broadsword was mined 2/7/1944 and Empire Javelin was sunk by German submarine 28/12/1944.