HMAS Labuan (L3501)

HMAS Labuan (L3501)

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HMAS Labuan (L3501) (formerly HMA LST 3501) was a Mark III Tank Landing Ship that served in the Royal Navy (as HMS LST 3501) during World War II, and with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1946 until 1951.

LST 3501 was built by Canadian Vickers at their shipyard in Montreal, Canada.Gillett, Australian and New Zealand Warships since 1946, p. 35 They were in length overall, with a beam of , and a maximum draught of at the stern. The LCTs had a ship's company of 104, and a maximum load of 168 troops, 18 40-ton tanks, 27 trucks, and 7 Landing Craft Mechanized. In RAN service, LST 3501 was armed with ten 20 mm Oerlikons: four twin and two single mounts.

LST 3501 operated with the Royal Navy during World War II. In 1946, LST 3501 and five other Mark 3 LSTs were loaned to the RAN. In 1947, LST 3501 was selected to assist in the establishment of, then provide logistic support to, the Australian......
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