USS LST-959

Philippines,Asia

USS LST-959 was a landing ship laid down at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard in October 1944. She was launched one month later and rushed into service in the Pacific. She took part in the assault on Okinawa in June 1945, and was part of the occupation force in Japan and saw service in China until May 1946. She earned herself one Battle Star for her service in World War Two. She was decommissioned in June 1946 and struck from the Navy ship lists July that same year. In June 1948 she was stripped and scuttledd at Subic Bay. The wreck rest today with a listing towards starboard on the east side of the bay on a depth of 26 to 33 meter.


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USS LST-959

90,0 x 16,8 x 3,5 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1625 displ ( std )
Hingham ( US ) 1944
( US )

Picture: USS LST-357 at Normandy in June 1944
From "The Normandy Invasion - The Story in Pictures"

Last updated: February 2021