HTMS Khramto ( 732 )


USS LSM 469 was built for the US Navy by Brown Shipbuilding in Houston, and was launched in 1945. She was commissioned that same year, and sailed in various roles in the Pacific, and was put in the Reserve fleet in August 1946. In May 1962 she was transferred to the Thai navy and renamed to HTMS Khramto. After decades of service she was stricken from the ship lists, and 1.February 2003 she was scuttled to create an artificial reef outside Pattaya. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 15 to 28 meter, approximately three hundred meters east of the island Koh Phai. Also see the wrecks of her sister ship HTMS Kut and HTMS Mataphon.

Former names:
HTMS Khramto
USS LSM-469, LSM-732
203,6 x 34,6 x 8,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
520 grt
Houston ( US ) 1945 ( TH )

Picture: HTMS Khramto
Courtesy of Navsource
Last updated: August 2019