Allied Warships

HMS Prince Philippe

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byCockerill (Hoboken, Belgium) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 1939 
Commissioned 1941 
Lost15 Jul 1941 
History

Completed as passenger ship in May 1940.
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on 24 July 1940 and converted to an LSI(S).
Displacement: 2938 tons.
Lenght: 370 feet
Complement: 200
Machinery: 2 Shafts, Diesel engines, SHP 17000 = 23 knots.
Armament: 2 12pdr AA guns (2x1), 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 6 20mm AA (6x1)
Carried 8 LCA's and 250 troops

Sunk after a collision with the merchant Empire Wave off the west coast of Scotland on 15 July 1941. 

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1Cdr. Robert Edward Dudley Ryder, RN1 Feb 194115 Jul 1941

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