Allied Warships

USS LST 359 (LST 359)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

USS LST-359 heading for Anzio-Nettuno in February 1944. Photo courtesy of MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 359 
Built byCharleston Navy Yard (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down21 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Jan 1943 
Commissioned9 Feb 1943 
Lost20 Dec 1944 
Loss position42° 04'N, 19° 08'W

Torpedoed and sunk about 440 nautical miles south-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain in position 42º04'N, 19º08'E by the German submarine U-870.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 20 Dec 1944 by U-870 (Hechler).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS LST 359

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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