Allied Warships

USS LST 563 (LST 563)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 563 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 Aug 1943 
Laid down4 Mar 1944 
Launched1 May 1944 
Commissioned20 May 1944 
Lost9 Feb 1945 
Loss position10° 18'N, 109° 13'W

Grounded on 21 December 1944 at Clipperton Island in approximate position 10º18'N, 109º13'W.
Several attempts to salvage the ship failed.
LST 563 was finally abandoned on 9 February 1945.


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