Allied Warships


Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 8 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down26 Jul 1942 
Launched29 Oct 1942 
Commissioned23 Mar 1943 
End service4 May 1946 

Decommissioned on 4 May 1946 and returned to the USN on 1 June 1946.

Former nameUSS LST 8

Commands listed for HMS LST 8 (LST 8)

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1W Denne, RNRJun 194310 Oct 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Robertson Taylor, RNR10 Oct 194318 Dec 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Bertram Merrick, RNR18 Dec 1944Apr 1945
4William Leslie St George Wynn Cawthorn, RNR1 Apr 1945Sep 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Winebloom, RNVRSep 19451 Jun 1946

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