Allied Warships

USS LST 480 (LST 480)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 480 
Built byKaiser Cargo, Inc. (Richmond, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 May 1942 
Laid down31 Aug 1942 
Launched29 Oct 1942 
Commissioned3 May 1943 
Lost21 May 1944 

Sunk at West Loch, Pearl Harbor when mortar ammunition that was being loaded aboard LST 353 exploded.


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