Allied Warships

USS LST 353 (LST 353)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 353 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down15 Jul 1942 
Launched12 Oct 1942 
Commissioned27 Nov 1942 
Lost21 May 1944 

Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.


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