Allied Warships

USS LST 523 (LST 523)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 523 
Built byJeffersonville Boat and Machine Co. (Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1930 
Laid down15 Oct 1943 
Launched6 Dec 1943 
Commissioned3 Feb 1944 
Lost19 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 30'N, 1° 10'W

Mined and sunk off Normandy, France in position 49º30'N, 01º10'W


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