Allied Warships

USS LST 808 (LST 808)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 808 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Dec 1943 
Laid down1 Aug 1944 
Launched15 Sep 1944 
Commissioned29 Sep 1944 
Lost20 May 1945 

Damaged by a Japanese aerial torpedo off Okinawa in position 26º42'N, 127º47'E on 18 May 1945.
Further damaged by a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft on 20 May 1945 and abandoned.
Wreck destroyed on 11 November 1945.


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