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Royal Navy History Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-320, 28 December 1942 HM LST-320 sailed from New York as part of the 1st Flotilla, 27 January 1943 Broke down enroute and returned to New York HM LST-320 sailed, 23 February 1943 from New York for the Mediterranean via Bermuda HM LST-320 participated in the following European campaigns
- Sicilian occupation
- Salerno landings
- West Coast of Italy operations-1944 - Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings
- Invasion of Normandy
Operated in the shuttle service between Tilbury, Ostend and Antwerp Participated in the Relief of Norway Paid off and returned to US Navy custody, 23 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
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|94k||HM LST-320 with bow doors open unloading a landing craft recovery tractor (modified Caterpillar D6) onto a Rhino ferry, date and place unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|95k||HM LST-320 unloading lorry-towed artillery piece being driven from her tank deck across her ramp and onto a Rhino ferry at Normandy, June 1944. The stern of HM LST-412 is just visible beyond HM LST-320.||Robert Hurst|
|75k||HM LST-320 unloading an army vehicle across her ramp and onto a Rhino ferry at Normandy, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|72k||Rhino ferry F94 moves away from HM LST-320 heading for the Normandy beachhead along the port side of HM LST-412, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|92k||HM LST-320 heading for the Normandy beachhead with a crowded deck, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|68k||HM LST-320 high and dry on the beach at Normandy while unloading trucks, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|56k||HM LST-365 center ,and HM LST-320 right, high and dry on 'Sword' beach, Normandy, while unloading, June 1944||Robert Hurst|
|114k||HM LST-320 on the beach at Normandy loading wounded Allied soldiers for the return trip to England, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|68k||HM LST-320 and HM LST-415 on the beach at Normandy ready to return to England carrying wounded Allied soldiers, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|86k||HM LST-320 officers keeping a careful watch as they return to England for another load, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
|45k||HM LST-320 approaching a Mulberry Harbor at Normandy, June 1944.||Robert Hurst|
US National Archives
photo # 80-G-46817
|370k||LSTs land invasion supplies on "Omaha" Beach, shortly after the 6 June 1944 "D-Day" assault.
LSTs on the beach include from (right to left):
USS LST-51? last digit not visible)
USS LST-47 and two unidentified LSTs.
Note: bow numbers of the British ships enclosed in colored blocks; crowd of shipping offshore; barrage balloons over many of the ships. Photo was released for publication, 23 October 1944
US National Archives photo # 80-G-46817 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Riley R. Re Qua MoMM3/C USS LST-49 and Arthur L Long MoMM2/C USS LST-49
Marilyn Smith for her father Coastguardsman Jack Davenport USCGC Blackhaw (WLB-390)
US National Archives
|88k||HM LST-320 drydocked at Portsmouth, England, summer 1944.||Robert Hurst|
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