|No||Name||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comm||Fate|
|IFS1, 1.1969- LFR1||Carronade||Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle||19.11.1952||26.5.1953||25.5.1955||stricken 5.1973|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
72.3 wl 74.7 oa
|No of shafts||
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 8 x 2 - 127 Mk 105 RL
|Electronic equipment||SPS-10, SPQ-6 radars|
Carronade was a direct successor to the wartime rocket-firing landing ships and craft, built as a result of revived interest in amphibious warfare after Inchon. Design work actually began in 1948, and at one stage a converted DE was considered. Considerations included suitability for mass production and the desire to achieve 20kts (as in other ships of the amphibious convoy then contemplated); the two conflicted, since speeds above about 15kts proved very expensive. In addition, the conflict between a need for large numbers of rockets and the desire to hold down ship size was resolved by placing large numbers of rockets in magazines above the waterline, protected only by 19mm STS. Proposals for a mortar-locating radar, for counter-battery fire, were dropped, the ship being limited to conventional weapons and fire control systems.
No significant events.