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Royal Navy History Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-321, 31 December 1942 HM LST-321 sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8 April 1943, in convoy SC 126 and arrived at Liverpool, England, 23 April 1943 HM LST-321 sailed from Scotland in convoy KMS 18A for the Mediterranean HM LST-321 participated in the following 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 Hit a mine, 29 November 1944 Repaired at Antwerp HM LST-321 was reassigned to the Pacific Theater and participated in the Invasion of Malaya Paid off and returned to US Navy custody, 14 April 1946, at Subic Bay, Philippines
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|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|
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