End Of An Era

2nd October 2012, 22:24
Some 70-yrs after the construction of the first US Version, two World War II-built Landing Ship Tanks remain in commercial service. A third became a museum ship because of its long commercial career. Some 1051 Landing Ship Tanks were built at various shipyards in the US during WW II. The last US Navy-owned, self-propelled WW II-era LST Hull was decommissioned in 1989, and scrapped in 2007. A few still serve in Asian Navies. Many of the amphibious ships that replaced the WW II-and 1950s- built LSTs have already been scrapped, or are soon scheduled to be.

A short article of "Where did some go? (http://navalmerchantshiparticles.blogspot.com/2012/10/end-of-era.html)"