20 of 40 WWII LSTs losses occurred in the Pacific theater
Cause Number Ships
West Loch explosion 5 LST-43, LST-69, LST-179, LST-353, LST-480
Other accidents 5 LST-203, LST-396, LST-448, LST-563, LST-675
Kamikaze 5 LST-447, LST-460, LST-472, LST-738, LST-749
Other aircraft 3 LST-167, LST-750, LST-808
Submarine 2 LST-342, LST-577
  1. USS LST-6 sunk by a mine in the Seine River while en route from Rouen, France, to Portland, England, 18 November 1944.
  2. USS LST-43 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944.
  3. USS LST-69 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944.
  4. USS LST-158 sunk by aircraft off Licata, Sicily, 11 July 1943.
  5. USS LST-167 stricken after being damaged beyond repair by Japanese aircraft off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 25 September 1943.
  6. USS LST-179 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944.
  7. USS LST-203 destroyed by grounding near Nanumea, Ellice Islands, 2 October 1943.
  8. USS LST-228 destroyed by grounding near Bahia Angra Island, Azores, 21 January 1944.
  9. USS LST-282 sunk by a glider bomb off St. Tropez, France, 15 August 1944.
  10. USS LST-313 sunk by German aircraft off Gela, Sicily, 10 July 1943.
  11. USS LST-314 sunk by German motor torpedo boats off Normandy, France, 9 June 1944.
  12. USS LST-318 sunk by aircraft off Caronia, Sicily, 10 August 1943.
  13. USS LST-333 sunk by German submarine U-593 off Dellys, Algeria, 22 June 1943.
  14. USS LST-342 sunk by Japanese submarine RO-106 west of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 18 July 1943.
  15. USS LST-348 sunk by German submarine U-410 off Anzio, Italy, 20 February 1944.
  16. USS LST-349 sunk after running aground off Ponza, Italy, 26 February 1944.
  17. USS LST-353 sunk by internal explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944.
  18. USS LST-359 sunk by German submarine U-870 northeast of the Azores, 20 December 1944.
  19. USS LST-376 sunk by German motor torpedo boats off Normandy, France, 9 June 1944.
  20. USS LST-396 sunk by accidental fire and explosion off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 18 August 1943.
  21. USS LST-447 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 7 April 1945.
  22. USS LST-448 sunk by Japanese aircraft off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 5 October 1943.
  23. USS LST-460 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 21 December 1944.
  24. USS LST-472 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 15 December 1944.
  25. USS LST-480 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944.
  26. USS LST-493 destroyed after grounding while attempting to enter Plymouth Harbor, England, 12 April 1945.
  27. USS LST-496 sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 11 June 1944.
  28. USS LST-499 sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 8 June 1944.
  29. USS LST-507 sunk by German motor torpedo boats in Lyme Bay, England, 28 April 1944.
  30. USS LST-523 sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 19 June 1944.
  31. USS LST-531 sunk by German motor torpedo boats in Lyme Bay, England, 28 April 1944.
  32. USS LST-563 grounded off Clipperton Island, southwest Pacific, 22 December 1944, and abandoned, 9 February 1945.
  33. USS LST-577 sunk by Japanese submarine RO-50 east of Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 11 February 1945.
  34. USS LST-675 grounded off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 4 April 1945, and abandoned, 17 September 1945.
  35. USS LST-738 sunk by Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 15 December 1944.
  36. USS LST-749 sunk by Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 21 December 1944.
  37. USS LST-750 sunk by Japanese aircraft off Los Negros, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 28 December 1944.
  38. USS LST-808 grounded after being damaged by Japanese aircraft off Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, 18 May 1945, and destroyed, 11 November 1945.
  39. USS LST- 906 grounded off Leghorn, Italy, 18 October 1944, and scrapped, 22 June 1945..
  40. USS LST-921 torpedoed by German submarine U-764 off the channel entrance to Bristol, England, 14 August 1944, and struck from the Navy list, 14 October 1944.
6 November 2008
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