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"LST(1)"-type tank landing ships  (BOXER) (3, 1943)


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Thruster 1942 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Boxer F121 1155 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   12/12/1942 5/1943 fighter direction ship 1944
Bruizer F127 1159 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   24/10/1942 3/1943 sold 1947
Thruster F131 1153 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 7/1941 24/9/1942 1/1943 to Netherlands 1947 (Pelikaan)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3616 designed on arrival

Displacement full, t5970
Length, m118.9 pp
Breadth, m14.9
Draught, m5.61 maximal, 1,52 fore at landing
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

7000

Max speed, kts

16.25

Fuel, t

oil 1728

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 107/16 SB mortars, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Military load1 LCM / LCS, 13 40t or 20 25t tanks, 27 3t trucks, 193 troops
Electronic equipmentpresumably type 271 radar
Complement169


Standard scale images


<i>Boxer </i>1954
Boxer 1954
<i>Thruster</i> 1945
Thruster 1945


Graphics


<i>Thruster</i> 1942 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Thruster 1942 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


In 1942 purpose built ships of LST(1) type were completed, which, however, did not approach for a batch production because of insufficient adaptability to manufacture, high cost and too deep draught.

Modernizations


by 1945, all: + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

Naval service


No significant events.

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