Allied Warships

HMS Keren (F 132)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 132 
ModLSI(L) 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched27 Aug 1930 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 
History

Completed as merchantile Kenya on 19 December 1930.
Renamed Hydra in 1941
Renamed Keren in 1941
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 23 July 1941 and converted to an LSI(L).
Displacement: 9890 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, 2 LCP(L)'s, 1 LCS(M), 9 LCA's and 1296 troops

Returned in March 1951. 

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1A/Cdr. Stuart Erskine Crewe-Read, RN5 Oct 1942early 1945

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