USS LST 387 (LST 387)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1942|
|Launched||28 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Nov 1942|
|End service||2 May 1946|
Decommissioned on 2 May 1946.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS LST 387|
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Notable events involving LST 387 include:
22 Jun 1943
At 21.31 hours on 22 June 1943, U-593 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the convoy Elastic about eight nautical miles north-east of Cape Corbelin in position 36°59'N, 04°01'E and hit the USS LST-333 and USS LST-387 with one torpedo each. The first was beached and declared a total loss, while the latter was towed to Dellys and later repaired. The torpedoing of these two ships hampers the training for the forthcoming invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky).
USS LST-387 was towed to Dellys by the landing craft USS LCT-294 and USS LCT-431. The vessel was subsequently repaired and returned to service.