Allied Warships

USS LST 43 (LST 43)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 43 
Built byDravo Corp. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered23 Jan 1942 
Laid down19 Jun 1943 
Launched28 Aug 1943 
Commissioned6 Oct 1943 
Lost21 May 1944 
History

Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.
Raised but not repaired.

 

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