Allied Warships

HMS Empire Spearhead (F 172)

Landing Ship Infantry of the Empire Battleaxe class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
ClassEmpire Battleaxe 
PennantF 172 
Built byConsolidated Steel (Wilmington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Nov 1943 
Commissioned25 Jul 1944 
End service 
HistoryCompleted as Empire Mace for the MoWT in January 1944.
Converted to an LSI(L) in 1944. 

Commands listed for HMS Empire Spearhead (F 172)

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1Lt. Antony Fabian Benton, RNR24 Jul 1944mid 1945

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