Allied Warships

USS LST 39 (LST 39)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 39 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered23 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1943 
Launched29 Jul 1943 
Commissioned8 Sep 1943 
Lost21 May 1944 
History

Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor on 21 May 1943 when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.
Raised and used as barge.

 

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21 May 1944
LST-39 was sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor on 21 May 1943 when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded (navsource.org).


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