USS LST 338

Crew of the LST-338
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USS LST 338

USS LST 338 - D-Day, Normandy


USS LST 338

George Zearott, right, on deck of LST-338


USS LST 338

USS LST 338

USS LST 338

USS LST 338

USS LST 338

[Photos provided by Gary Zearott.]

From U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship; Laid down, 17 July 1942, at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth VA.; Launched, 8 November 1942; Commissioned USS LST-338, 20 December 1942; During World War II, USS LST-338 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations: Sicilian occupation--July 1943; Salerno landings--September 1943; Invasion of Normandy--June 1944. Decommissioned, 6 May 1946; Struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1947; Final Disposition, sold to the Southern Trading Co., Philadelphia PA., 3 December 1947, for conversion to merchant service. Final Disposition, fate unknown. LST-338 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

Specifications: Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,880 t.(fl); Length 328'; Beam 50'; Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"; Speed 12k.; Complement 8-10 Officers, 100-115 Enlisted; Troop Capacity, approx. 140 officers and enlisted; Boats, 2-6 LCVP; Armament; one single 3"/50 gun mount, five 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns, four .30-cal machine guns; Propulsion, two General Motors 12-567 Diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders.

Web page by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.

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