Allied Warships

HMS Prince Badouin (4.88)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCockerill (Hoboken, Belgium) 
Laid down 
Launched16 Sep 1933 
Commissioned 1943 
End service 

Completed as passenger ship Prince Badouin in August 1934.
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in July 1940 and converted to an LSI(S). (Only commissioned as naval vessel in mid 1943, manned by the MoWT before that time)
Displacement: 3219 tons.
Lenght: 370 feet
Complement: 200
Machinery: 2 Shafts, Diesel engines, BHP 17000 = 23 knots.
Armament: 2 12pdr AA guns (2x1), 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 6 20mm AA (6x1)
Carried 8 LCA's and 196 troops

Returned on 13 October 1945 

Commands listed for HMS Prince Badouin (4.88)

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1A/Cdr. William Emerson Gelling, DSC, RD, RNR27 Jul 194319 Dec 1944
2T/Lt. William White Johnson Paton, RNR19 Dec 19443 Apr 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Downes King, RNR3 Apr 1945mid 1945

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