Allied Warships

HMS Empire Battleaxe (F 161)

Landing Ship Infantry of the Empire Battleaxe class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
ClassEmpire Battleaxe 
PennantF 161 
Built byConsolidated Steel (Wilmington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jul 1943 
Commissioned25 Jul 1944 
End service 
HistoryCompleted as Empire Battleaxe for the MoWT in October 1943.
Converted to an LSI(L) in 1944.
Renamed HMS Donovan in 1945.  

Commands listed for HMS Empire Battleaxe (F 161)

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1Lt. Philip Henry Grieves, RNR19 Jul 1944mid 1945

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