Allied Warships

USS LST 448 (LST 448)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 448 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 May 1942 
Laid down10 Jul 1942 
Launched26 Sep 1942 
Commissioned23 Dec 1942 
Lost5 Oct 1943 
Loss position8° 03'S, 156° 43'E

Bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft west of Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands in position 07º45'S, 156º30'E on 1 October 1943.

Sunk on 5 October 1943 south of Vella Gulf in position 08º03'S, 156º43'E while in tow of USS Bobolink.


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