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LST-314

 

LST-314 was laid down on 7 September 1942 at the New York Navy Yard; launched on 30 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Gertrude F. Holmes; and commissioned on 15 January 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-314 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

 

The tank landing ship was sunk by an enemy torpedo off Normandy on 9 June 1944. On 22 August 1944, she was struck from the Navy list.

 

LST-314 earned three battle stars for WorldWar II