Allied Warships

HMS LST 415 (LST 415)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 415 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down29 Oct 1942 
Launched21 Nov 1942 
Commissioned19 Jan 1943 
Lost16 Jan 1945 

LST 415 was torpedoed and damaged by a German motor torpedo boat on 16 January 1945 off the Tongue lightvessel and beached.
Scrapped at Grays in January 1948.

Former nameUSS LST 415

Commands listed for HMS LST 415 (LST 415)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Samuel Rayer, DSC, OBE, RNR13 Mar 194326 May 1943
2A/Cdr. Christoper Bryan Stracey Clitherow, RN26 May 1943Apr 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Cecil Gaffney, RNRApr 1944mid 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur Vivian King Gilbey, RNRmid 194427 Feb 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Denzil Richard Cranley Onslow, RNR27 Feb 194515 Apr 1945
6T/Lt. Reginald William Tiffen, RNR15 Apr 1945late 1945

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