Allied Warships

USS LST 493 (LST 493)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 493 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Mar 1943 
Laid down9 Aug 1943 
Launched4 Oct 1943 
Commissioned13 Dec 1943 
Lost12 Apr 1945 
Loss position50° 20'N, 4° 09'W

Wrecked off Plymouth, England in position 50º20'N, 04º09'W.


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