Allied Warships

USS LST 496 (LST 496)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 496 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Mar 1943 
Laid down24 Aug 1943 
Launched22 Oct 1943 
Commissioned27 Dec 1943 
Lost11 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 30'N, 0° 50'E

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History

Mined or torpedoed by German motor torpedo boats off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France in position 49º30'N, 00º50'E.

 

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