HMAS Lae (L-3035)
was a landing ship tank
which was operated by the Royal Navy
and Royal Australian Navy
(RAN). She was built by Denny Brothers
during World War II
and was launched on 24 October 1944. She served with the Royal Navy as HMS LST 3035
until 1 July 1946 when she was transferred to the RAN and commissioned as HMAS Lae
. She saw almost no service with the RAN, however, as she was placed in reserve later in 1946 and was not reactivated.
HMAS Lae was sold for scrapping in Hong Kong on 9 November 1955. Lae and the former HMAS Labuan left Sydney under tow for Hong Kong on 28 October 1956 carrying a load of scrap metal. On 3 November Lae ran aground on South Percy Island off the coast of Queensland and was abandoned after an attempt to recover her cargo failed.
- Gillett, Ross (1988). Australian & New Zealand warships since 1946. Sydney: Child & Associates.
- Gillett, Ross; Graham, Colin and Macdougall, Anthony (1977). Warships of Australia. Adelaide: Rigby.