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HMAS LST 3022
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History
Name HMAS LST 3002
Builder Lithgow's, Port Glasgow
Launched 26 Jan 1945
In service 1 Jul 1946 (RAN)
Out of service 1954
Reclassified Dredge 1954
Fate Converted to a dredge in Sep 1954
General characteristics
Type Landing Ship Tank
Tonnage 3,117 tons for beach landing
Length 105 metres
Beam 16.84 metres
Depth 3.99 metres
Propulsion 5,500HP, twin prop
Speed 13 knots (24 km/h)
Capacity Crew of 104, plus 168 troops



Remarks

Built for the British Navy who operated her during the war years. She was transferred to the Australian Navy in 1946 and was used by them until 1954. She could carry a maximum load of 168 troops, eighteen 40-ton tanks, 27 trucks, and seven Landing Craft Mechanized. In RAN service, LST 3022 was armed with four 40 mm Bofors in two twin mounts and six 20 mm Oerlikons in two twin and two single mounts.

Within a year of transferring to the RAN she was placed in reserve and not commissioned again before being sold to R.R. Coote in Jun 1950. Subsequently sold to the Queensland Cement and Lime Co, she was converted into the Dredge Coral


Crew members