HMS Durban Castle



Years in Service


HMS Durban Castle


Ex Durban Castle

1942 Converted into Landing Ship

1946 Returned to commercial service


Remaining under Union-Castle command, in 1942 she was converted into a Landing Ship Infantry with nine landing craft on each side and on 6th November took part in the North African landings at Arzue.

During July 1943 she landed the 41st Marine Commando on Sicily and later landed troops at Salerno and Anzio.

On 15th August 1944 she landed troops near Cannes during the invasion of southern France.

1946 returned to commercial service.


8 x 152mm Guns

2 x 76mm Guns

Go to Royal Navy Home Page
Previous Page Next Page Home Page   The Group Register     Email the Site