Allied Warships

HMS Princess Astrid (4.226)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.226 
ModLSI(S) 
Built byCockerill (Hoboken, Belgium) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched2 Aug 1929 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 
History

Completed as passenger ship Prinses Astrid in April 1930.
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 in April 1946. 

Commands listed for HMS Princess Astrid (4.226)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Stratford Hercules Dennis, DSC, RN8 Jan 19412 Sep 1941
2G C Forrest, RNR2 Sep 194121 May 1942
3C E Hall, RNR21 May 1942mid 1945

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