Allied Warships

USS LST 387 (LST 387)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

Stern of LST 387 showing the damage done by the torpedo attack by U-593

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 387 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down20 Jun 1942 
Launched28 Sep 1942 
Commissioned17 Nov 1942 
End service2 May 1946 

Decommissioned on 2 May 1946.
Sold on 22 December 1947.


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 22 Jun 1943 by U-593 (Kelbling).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS LST 387

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Notable events involving LST 387 include:

22 Jun 1943
At 21.31 hours on 22 June 1943, U-593 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the convoy Elastic about eight nautical miles north-east of Cape Corbelin in position 36°59'N, 04°01'E and hit the USS LST-333 and USS LST-387 with one torpedo each. The first was beached and declared a total loss, while the latter was towed to Dellys and later repaired. The torpedoing of these two ships hampers the training for the forthcoming invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky).

USS LST-387 was towed to Dellys by the landing craft USS LCT-294 and USS LCT-431. The vessel was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

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