Allied Warships

HMS Persimmon (4.422)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Built byHarland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Laid down 
Launched25 Sep 1943 
Commissioned 1944 
End service 

Completed as passenger/cargo ship Pampas on 1 February 1944.
Converted to an LSI(L) and commissioned in late 1944 as HMS Persimmon.
Displacement: 12864 tons.
Lenght: 450 feet
Complement: ?
Machinery: 1 Shaft, Diesel engine, BHP 4320 = 15 knots.
Armament: 1 4" gun, 2 12pdr AA guns (2x1), 8 20mm AA (8x1)
Carried 1 LCM, 18 LCA's and 700 troops

Reverted to merchantile Pampas in 1946. 

Commands listed for HMS Persimmon (4.422)

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1A/Cdr. William Emerson Gelling, DSC, RD, RNR6 Nov 19448 May 1946

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