USS LST 39 (LST 39)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||23 Apr 1943|
|Launched||29 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Sep 1943|
|Lost||21 May 1944|
Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor on 21 May 1943 when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.
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Notable events involving LST 39 include:
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).