Allied Warships

USS LST 278 (LST 278)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 278 
Built byAmerican Bridge Co. (Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Feb 1942 
Laid down16 Jun 1943 
Launched12 Sep 1943 
Commissioned22 Oct 1943 
End service12 Feb 1946 

On 2 October 1944 USS LST 278 was damaged during a storm off Palau in position 06º59'N, 134º13'E.
Decommissioned on 12 January 1945.
Renamed Seaward (IX 209) on 14 February 1945 and recommissioned the same day.
Used as base ship at Ulithi.
Destroyed on 10 October 1946.


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