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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

END OF AN ERA


Some 70-yrs after the construction of the first US Version, two World War II-built Landing Ship Tanks remain in commercial service.  A third became a museum ship because of its long commercial career.  Some 1051 Landing Ship Tanks were built at various shipyards in the US during WW II.  The last US Navy-owned, self-propelled WW II-era LST Hull was decommissioned in 1989, and scrapped in 2007.   A few still serve in Asian Navies.  Many of the amphibious ships that replaced the WW II-and 1950s- built LSTs have already been scrapped, or are soon scheduled to be.

A short article of "Where did some go"