Allied Warships

HMS LST 426 (LST 426)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 426 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Dec 1942 
Commissioned16 Feb 1943 
End service23 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned and returned to the USN on 23 April 1946.

Former nameUSS LST 426

Commands listed for HMS LST 426 (LST 426)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur Leonard Defrates, RNR16 Mar 1943Jun 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Derek Wellwood Tillett, RNRJun 1943Feb 1944
3T/Lt. John Francis William Fletcher, RNRFeb 1944Dec 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Derek Wellwood Tillett, RNRDec 194428 Aug 1945
5A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Halman Davies, RNR28 Aug 194527 Dec 1945

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