Allied Warships

USS LST 318 (LST 318)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 318 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down15 Oct 1942 
Launched28 Jan 1943 
Commissioned8 Feb 1943 
Lost10 Aug 1943 
Loss position38° 04'N, 14° 30'E

On 9 August 1943 USS LST 318 was damaged by enemy dive bomber off the north coast of Sicily in position 38º04'N, 14º30'E. The ship was beached and abandoned the next day.


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