Empire Javelin (1944)

Type:
Landing Ship Infantry (Large) (a)
Class:
C1-S-AY1
Builder:
Consolidated Steel Corp.
Wilmington, California
Pennant Number:
N/A
Ordered:
N/A
Launched:
October 25, 1943
Keel Laid:
N/A
Commissioned:


January 1944
Fate:
Sunk Dec. 28, 1944 probably by a mine.
(Note: Most published sources credit U-772 for sinking the ship, however U-772 was sunk
on Dec. 17, 1944. No other U-boat reported sinking any ship on Dec. 28, 1944.)


Location: English Channel, 50 miles south of Portsmouth, England.
(50.05N - 01.00W)

7 crewmen and 13 U.S. soldiers killed.
Aprox. 1,598 survivors picked up by L'Escarmouche K-267 (Free French) and
USS LST-532 and landed at LeHavre, France.
(Roll of Honour)
Notes
(a):
Built as a standard C-1 type cargo ship.
Laid down as Cape Lobos, transferred to Ministry of War Transport before launch and
renamed Empire Javelin.

Managed by Blue Star Line, Liverpool, England.


Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
417' 4"
Engines:
1 Westinghouse geared steam turbines
Beam:
60'
Boilers:
2 water-tube type
Draft:
25'
Shafts:
1
Displacement:
11,650
HP:
4,400 (SHP)
GRT
7,177
Speed:
14 knots
Crew:
250 (+troops)
Range:
N/A


Armament (General for type)
Guns
Number
Type
Arrangement
1
4"
Single mount
1
12 pounder
Single mount
12
20mm AA
Single mounts
Landing Craft
Number
Type
1
LCM (Landing Craft Medium)
6
LCA (Landing Craft Assault)
2
LCP(S) (Landing Craft Personnel Small)


Class Overview
Builder's Data
Page published Nov. 21, 2009