USS LST 496 (LST 496)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Mar 1943|
|Laid down||24 Aug 1943|
|Launched||22 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Dec 1943|
|Lost||11 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 30'N, 0° 50'E|
Mined or torpedoed by German motor torpedo boats off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France in position 49º30'N, 00º50'E.
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