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LST-376

 

LST-376 was laid down on 25 November 1942 at Quincy, Mass., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched on 1 February 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Harold C. Pierce; and commissioned on 5 February 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-376 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

 

LST-376 was torpedoed and sunk by a German surface craft in the English Channel on 9 June 1944 and struck from the Navy list on 28 June 1944.

 

LST-376 earned three battle stars for World War II service.