Allied Warships

USS LST 531 (LST 531)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 531 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered19 Jun 1943 
Laid down22 Sep 1943 
Launched24 Nov 1943 
Commissioned17 Jan 1944 
Lost28 Apr 1944 
Loss position50° 28'N, 2° 51'W

Torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boats (the attackers were S-100, S-130, S-136, S-138, S-140, S-142, S-143, S-145, and S-150) at Lyme Bay, England in position 50º28'N, 02º51'W.


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