Allied Warships

USS LST 509 (LST 509)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 509 
Built byJeffersonville Boat and Machine Co. (Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered19 Mar 1943 
Laid down7 Oct 1943 
Launched23 Nov 1943 
Commissioned20 Jan 1944 
End service8 Apr 1970 

Decommissioned on 8 April 1970 and transferred to Vietnam.


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