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|74k||The burned out hulk of USS LST-39 after the fire and explorations in the West Loch at Pearl Harbor, 21 May 1944. Photo from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the US National Archives. Photo #: SC 427952||Robert Hurst|
|1793k||USS LST-39 on fire, 22 May 1944, as crew men work on her bow ramp, probably removing cargo into waiting small craft and tugs attempt to put her fires out. Note smoke rising from the wreck of USS LST-480, at right, as tugs and other craft try to put out her fires. Photos dated 22 May 1944, the day after the West Loch explosion. Photo from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the US National Archives. Photo #'s SC 185701 and SC 185701 Cropped||Dave Kerr (SC 187501)
Robert Hurst (SC 187501 Cropped)
SC 187501 Cropped
|217k||Aerial view of the burned out and grounded USS LST-39 off the Ferry Dock at Naval Ammunition Depot, Pearl Harbor.
Photographed on 22 May 1944, the day after the explosions and fire which destroyed six LSTs in West Loch.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-276940 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|1593k||Overhead view of the burned out hulk of USS LST-39 in the West Loch at Pearl Harbor after being towed away from the conflagration that engulfed USS LST-353 and USS LST-480. Photo from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the US National Archives. Photo # SC 276941||Dave Kerr|
|82k||YF-1079 (in the center middle distance) Aground in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. Photographed in November 1945. The stores issue barge YF-1079 was the portion of USS LST-39 that was salvaged after the LST was sunk by the ammunition explosions in West Loch, Pearl Harbor, on 21 May 1944. In front of her is the middle portion of USS Nestor (ARB-6), and in the foreground is the stern of USS LCI(R)-337.
This image is cropped from Photo # NH 105654 (See USS LCI(R)-337).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105654A from the collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008.
|69k||YF-1079 beached and damaged in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. Photographed in November 1945. The image shows the after portion of her starboard side, which was damaged by a collision with another YF during the storm. Another service craft, possibly YF-757, lies sunken to the left.
LST-39 was sunk in the West Loch ammunition explosion at Pearl Harbor, 21 May 1944. She was raised, converted to a spare parts issue barge, and redesignated YF-1079 in August 1944. YF-1079 had Diesel parts on board when wrecked. She was stricken from the Naval Register in February 1946 and destroyed in August 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105635 from the collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008.
|01||LT. Figaro, Raymond Joseph, USN||8 September 1943 - 21 May 1944|
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