USS LST-120, a 2366-ton LST-1 class tank landing ship built at Jeffersonville, Indiana, was commissioned in September 1943. During the remainder of World War II she was in the Pacific Fleet, participating in the Marianas campaign in June-July 1944. In January 1946, following brief occupation service in the Far East, she was decommissioned. LST-120 was sold to the Military Government of Korea in February 1947. She appears to be the ship that, operating under the name Munsan, was lost by stranding in September 1950.
This page features our only view of USS LST-120. Other photographs of what appears to be this ship, taken at the time of her loss in 1950, can be found under the Korean name Munsan.
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Photo #: 80-G-314233
USS Antelope (IX-109)
In the floating drydock ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 8 January 1945.
Also in the drydock, astern of Antelope is USS LST-120. YF-326 is the nearest of the yardcraft on the right, moored to ABSD-1.
Note that Antelope appears to have an armament of only three 20mm guns, and the rest of her gun tubs are empty.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 October 1999