British LST 'Empire Kittiwake'
L.S.T. (Landing Ship, Tank) "Empire Kittiwake" (4,255 tons gross, built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Lauzon, Canada), owned by the U.K. Ministry of Transport & managed by British India S.N. Co., London, in Singapore's Empire Dock in August 1966. She was completed in July 1945 as "LST 3510" for the Royal Navy, renamed "Slinger" in 1947 but remained mostly laid up until being recalled into service during the 1956 Suez crisis, when she was renamed "Empire Kittiwake" & placed under the management of Atlantic S.N. Co. Management was transferred to B.I. in 1961 & she was sold for scrap to Hong Huat Hardware Co., Singapore, in January 1969.
Picture added on 26 August 2013 at 07:15