Allied Warships

HMS Empire Halberd (F 160)

Landing Ship Infantry of the Empire Battleaxe class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-23103

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
ClassEmpire Battleaxe 
PennantF 160 
Built byConsolidated Steel (Wilmington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched24 Jul 1943 
Commissioned 1944 
End service 
HistoryCompleted as Empire Halberd for the MoWT in November 1943.
Converted to an LSI(L) in 1944.
Renamed HMS Silvio in September 1944.  

Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 6 Jul 1944 by U-218 (Becker).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Empire Halberd

Commands listed for HMS Empire Halberd (F 160)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Alan Seton Winton, RNR5 Sep 194426 Jun 1945
2Cdr. Henry Benjamin Peate, DSC, RNR26 Jun 1945mid 1945
3Lt.Cdr. John Killwick Wright, RNmid 1945late 1945

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