Allied Warships

HMS Karanja (F 128)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 128 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched18 Dec 1930 
Commissioned 1941 
Lost12 Nov 1942 

Completed as merchantile on 13 March 1931.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 24 July 1941 and converted to an LSI(L).
Displacement: 9891 tons.
Lenght: 471 feet
Complement: 297
Machinery: ? boilers, 2 shafts, geared turbines, SHP 12000 = 17 knots.
Armament: 1 6" gun, 1 12pdr AA gun, 12 20mm AA (12x1)
Carried 2 LCM's, 9 LCP(L)'s, 2 LCS(M) and 1500 troops

Bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Bougie, Algeria on 12 November 1942 

Commands listed for HMS Karanja (F 128)

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1Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Dyson Standish Hore-Lacy, RN24 Jul 194112 Nov 1942

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