Allied Warships

HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (4.238)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCockerill (Hoboken, Belgium) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Jun 1930 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Completed as passenger ship Prinses Josephine Charlotte in January 1931.
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on 28 September 1940 and converted to an LSI(S).
Displacement: 2950 tons.
Lenght: 360 feet
Complement: 207
Machinery: 6 Boilers, 2 shafts, geared steam turbines, SHP 15400 = 24 knots.
Armament: 2 12pdr AA guns (2x1), 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 6 20mm AA (6x1)
Carried 8 LCA's/LCS(M)'s or LCP(L)'s and 250 troops

Returned on 25 October 1945
Sold for scrap to L. Engelen on 26 November 1950 

Commands listed for HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (4.238)

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1Lt.Cdr. Stuart Erskine Crewe-Read, RN10 Jan 19413 Oct 1942
2Cdr. Arthur Ian Robertson, RNR3 Oct 1942mid 1943
3Lt. John Evelyn Bromley, RNRmid 1943late 1945

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