HMS Sainfoin (F183)

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HMS Sainfoin in Singapore, 1945
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Landing Ship, Infantry
Name: HMS Sainfoin
Builder: CSC, Wilmington, Delaware
Launched: 30 November 1943
Renamed: Built as the merchant Cape Washington
Empire Crossbow in 1944
Sainfoin in November 1944
Empire Crossbow in 1946
Cape Washington in 1947
Fate: Returned to the US Navy in September 1946
Returned to merchant service in 1947
Sold for scrapping in 1964
General characteristics

HMS Sainfoin was a Landing Ship, Infantry of the Royal Navy.

She was built at CSC, Wilmington, Delaware as the merchant vessel Cape Washington, but launched on 30 November 1943 and completed in 1944 as the landing ship Empire Crossbow for the Ministry of War Transport She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and commissioned as HMS Sainfoin in November 1944, with the name reverting back to the Empire Crossbow in 1946. She was returned to the United States in September 1946 and re-entered merchant service under her original name, Cape Washington the following year. She served until 1964, when she was scrapped at Portsmouth, Virginia.