Allied Warships

HMS LST 421 (LST 421)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 421 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down11 Nov 1942 
Launched5 Dec 1942 
Commissioned26 Jan 1943 
End service29 Nov 1946 

Decommissioned and returned to the USN on 29 November 1946.

Former nameUSS LST 421

Commands listed for HMS LST 421 (LST 421)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Varcoe Machin, RNRAug 1943Late 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Frank Penney, RNRlate 1944late 1945

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