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"LSS"-type landing ships with stern chute  (DAFFODIL) (2, 1917 / 1941)


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Daffodil

Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Tonnage, BRT Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, t Armament // Capacity Fate
Daffodil (ex-Train Ferry No3) 9/1917 // 9/1940 Fairfield, Govan 2678 110.8x17.9x3.4 11.5 2VTE, 3000, oil 279 4 - 40/39, 5 - 20/70 / 13 LCM(1) or 9 LCM(3), 50 MT-type 7.5-t amphibians, 105 troops. sunk 18/3/1945
Iris (ex-Train Ferry No1), 1942 - Princess Iris 3/8/1917 // 9/1940 Armstrong, Elswick 2683 110.8x17.9x3.4 11.5 2VTE, 3000, oil 279 4 - 40/39, 5 - 20/70 / 13 LCM(1) or 9 LCM(3), 50 MT-type 7.5-t amphibians, 100 troops returned 6/1946


Standard scale images


<i>Daffodil</i> 1942
Daffodil 1942


Graphics


<i>Daffodil</i>
Daffodil


Ship project history


Transports for delivery LCM landing craft to landing place. There were LSS, LSG, LSD and LSC types. LSS were converted from train ferries. LCMs took places on three ways, centre way was completed by stern by raking descent to a water. Ships can carry up to 14 LCM(1) or 11 LCM(3) on short distances in good weather.

Modernizations


 none.

Naval service


Daffodil was mined 18/3/1945.