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...... Read More