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LST-348

 

LST-348 was laid down on 10 November 1942 at the Norfolk Navy Yard; launched on 7 February 1943; sponsored by Mrs. L. V. Honsinger; and commissioned on 9 February 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-348 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Sicilian occupation—July 1943

Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings — January through March 1944

 

LST-348 was sunk by a submarine torpedo off Anzio, Italy, on 20 February 1944 and struck from the Navy list on 6 March 1944.

 

LST-348 earned two battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.