Allied Warships

USS LST 340 (LST 340)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 340 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down17 Jul 1942 
Launched8 Nov 1942 
Commissioned26 Dec 1942 
End service24 Oct 1944 

On 29 July 1944 LST 340 was damaged by grounding off Tinian, Marianas, in position 15°10'N, 145°58'E.
Refloated on 13 August 1944 but deemed beyond repair.
Decommissioned on 24 October 1944.


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