USS LST 396 (LST 396)
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||28 Sep 1942|
|Launched||23 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1942|
|Lost||18 Aug 1943|
|Loss position||8° 18'S, 156° 55'E|
Sunk by accidentally explosion off the New Georgia Islands in position 08º18'S, 156º55'E.
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