Allied Warships

USS LST 179 (LST 179)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 179 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Feb 1942 
Laid down7 Feb 1943 
Launched30 May 1943 
Commissioned3 Jul 1943 
Lost21 May 1944 
History

Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.

 

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