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"LSI(M)"- and "LSI(S)"-types medium and small infantry landing ships (14, 1929 - 1939 / 1941 - 1944)


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Prinses Astrid

Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, t Armament // Capacity Fate
Biarritz 7/12/1914 // 1942 Denny, Dumbarton 2388 104.0ppx12.8x 23 2turbines, oil 2 - 76/40 // returned 1945
Canterbury 13/12/1928 // 6/1942 Denny, Dumbarton 2910 100.5ppx14.4x 21 2turbines, oil 2 - 76/40 // returned 1945
Hantonia 23/12/1911 // 4/1942 Fairfield, Govan 1560 88.5ppx11.0x 20 2turbines, oil 2 - 76/40 // accommodation ship 10/1942
Prince Baudouin 16/9/1933 // 1/1943 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 3050 112.8x14.0x4.3 23 2diesels, 17000hp, diesel oil 135 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 384 troops returned 10/1945
Prince Charles 12/4/1930 // 9/1940 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2950 109.7x14.0x4.0 20.5 2turbines, 15400hp, oil 323 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 270 troops returned 12/1944
Prince David (ex-AMC) 12/2/1930 // 12/1943 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6892 117.4x17.4x6.4 20.7 2turbines, 19500hp, oil 1443 4 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 2 - 40/56, 10 - 20/70 // 5 LCA/LCP(L), 1 LCS(M), 1 LCM(2)/LCM(3), 538 troops sold 1/1946
Prince Henry (ex-AMC) 17/1/1930 // 1/1944 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6893 117.4x17.4x6.4 21.5 2turbines, 19500hp, oil 1409 4 - 102/45 Mk XVI, 2 - 40/56, 10 - 20/70 // 5 LCA/LCP(L), 1 LCS(M), 1 LCM(2)/LCM(3), 538 troops sold 1946
Prince Leopold 30/11/1929 // 1941 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2950 109.7x14.0x4.0 21 2turbines, 15400hp, oil 280 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 255 troops sunk 29/7/1944
Prince Philippe 1939 // 1941 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2938 112.8x14.0x4.2 23 2diesels, 17000hp, diesel oil 129 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 350 troops collision 15/7/1941
Prins Albert 23/4/1937 // 1941 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2938 112.8x14.0x4.2 23 2diesels, 17000hp, diesel oil 129 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 350 troops returned 6/1946
Prinses Astrid 2/8/1929 // 1941 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2950 109.7x14.0x4.0 21 2turbines, 15400hp, oil 285 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 247 troops returned 4/1945
Prinses Beatrix 25/3/1939 // 8/1940 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 4136 115.8x14.3x4.6 22 2diesels, 12700hp, diesel oil 295 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 6 LCA/LCS(M), 2 LCM(1), 396 troops returned 4/1946
Prinses Josephine Charlotte 28/6/1930 // 9/1940 Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2950 109.7x14.0x4.0 21 2turbines, 15400hp, oil 285 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 8 LCP(L)/LCA/LCS(M), 210 troops returned 10/1945
Queen Emma (ex-Koningin Emma) 14/1/1939 // 8/1940 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 4136 115.8x14.3x4.6 22 2diesels, 12700hp, diesel oil 295 2 - 76/40, 2 - 40/39, 6 - 20/70 // 6 LCA/LCS(M), 2 LCM(1), 372 troops returned 4/1946


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<i>Prinses Astrid</i>
Prinses Astrid
<i>Prince David</i> <i>Many thanks to <b>Rick Smallman (Australia)</b> for correction of information on this page.</i>
Prince David Many thanks to Rick Smallman (Australia) for correction of information on this page.


Ship project history


21 small passenger ships, basically fast ferries for La Manche were converted to medium and small infantry transports in 1941-1944. Additionally, 13 ships with capacity from 1641 to 4220BRT were used as LSI(S) and LSI(H) in 1942-1943.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Prince Leopold was sunk by German submarine U621 29/7/1944, Prince Phillippe collided with s/s Empire Wave 15/7/1941.

Rick Smallman (Australia)


for correction of information on this page.