Allied Warships

HMS LST 324 (LST 324)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 324 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Aug 1942 
Launched5 Nov 1942 
Commissioned23 Jan 1943 
End service4 May 1946 

Decommissioned and returned to the USN on 4 May 1946.

Former nameUSS LST 324

Commands listed for HMS LST 324 (LST 324)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Arthur James Bell, RNRJul 194315 Mar 1945
2A/Cdr. David Anthony Baily Abdy, RN15 Mar 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving LST 324 include:

2 Mar 1944
HMS LST-324 picks up 72 survivors from the British landing ship HMS LST-362 that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-744 about 370 nautical miles south-west of Cape Clear.

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