Allied Warships

HMS LST 81 (LST 81)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 81 
Built byJeffersonville Boat and Machine Co. (Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Mar 1943 
Launched28 May 1943 
Commissioned21 Jul 1943 
End service21 May 1946 

Outfitted and commissioned as landing craft repair ship named LSE 1.
Decommissioned and returned to the USN on 21 May 1946.

Former nameUSS LST 81

Commands listed for HMS LST 81 (LST 81)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Newton Spring, RNRAug 1943

2R W E Whitton, RNVR9 Sep 1944Nov 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Newton Spring, RNRNov 194421 May 1946

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