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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS LST-4 (1943-1947)

USS LST-4, a tank landing ship of the LST-1 class, was built at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Commissioned in February 1943, she was active in the Mediterranean area during World War II. LST-4 participated in the invasions of Sicily and Salerno in July and September 1943. In 1944, she was involved in the Anzio-Nettuno operations and the Invasion of Southern France. Decommissioned after the end of World War II, LST-4 was stricken from the Navy List in June 1946 and was sold for scrapping in September 1947.

This page features views of USS LST-4 and scenes on board the ship.

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Photo #: 80-G-74826

Invasion of Sicily, 1943


USS LST-4 unloading supplies off Gela, Sicily, on 10 July 1943.
Photographed from USS Boise (CL-47).
Note small insignia on the LST's pilothouse; column of smoke rising in the distance.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 535 pixels

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National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-256424

Southern France Invasion, August 1944


USS LST-4 approaches the shore at Yellow Beach, Pampelonne Bay, France, 16 August 1944.
A USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) LCVP is in the right foreground.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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Photo #: SC 192719

Southern France Invasion, August 1944


Church services for men of the Third Division, on the forecastle of USS LST-4, one day out while en route to the Southern France landings, 13 August 1944.
Photographed by Smith.
Note 20mm and 40mm guns, with limiting rails around them to prevent firing into the ship's structure.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: SC 192720

Southern France Invasion, August 1944


Soldiers and sailors singing hymns during religious services on board USS LST-4, while en route to the Invasion of Southern France, 13 August 1944.
Photographed by Smith.
Note capstan behind the men at left.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

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27 November 1998