Allied Warships

USS LST 139 (LST 139)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 139 
Built byAmerican Bridge Co. (Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Oct 1942 
Laid down3 Nov 1943 
Launched12 Jan 1944 
Commissioned14 Feb 1944 
End service25 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned on 25 March 1946.
Sold on 22 April 1947.


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Notable events involving LST 139 include:

This vessel landed English troops and equipment on Juno Beach, subsequently making over 50 channel crossings carrying troops, equipment and ammunition to various locations supporting the Normandy invasion. German prisoners were loaded at Guernsey and Alderney and returned to England after the German surrender. Some 600 Dutch Marines were passengers upon the ship's return to the U.S. The Ship was in Orange, Texas, being fitted with distillation equipment for service in the Pacific when the Japanese surrendered. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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