Allied Warships

USS LST 396 (LST 396)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 396 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down28 Sep 1942 
Launched23 Nov 1942 
Commissioned23 Dec 1942 
Lost18 Aug 1943 
Loss position8° 18'S, 156° 55'E

Sunk by accidentally explosion off the New Georgia Islands in position 08º18'S, 156º55'E.


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