Allied Warships

USS LST 342 (LST 342)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 342 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down21 Aug 1942 
Launched8 Nov 1942 
Commissioned31 Dec 1942 
Lost18 Jul 1943 
Loss position9° 03'S, 158° 11'E

Torpedoed and sunk on 18 July 1943 by the Japanese submarine RO-106 south-east of New Georgia, Solomon Islands in position 09º03'S, 158º11'E.


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