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European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944|
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
Royal Navy History Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-347, 19 December 1944 Underwent refitting at Cardiff, Wales HM LST-347 operated in the Far East making calls at Singapore, Port Swettenham, Java. Paid off at Singapore, 23 January 1946
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|1964k||USS LST-358 maneuvering in the harbor at Termini-Imerese, Sicily, 13 September 1943 in support of the Salerno landings. USS LST-347, USS LST-359 and USS LST-350 (broadside view background) are also moored in the harbor. American troops are preparing to board LCI’s to reinforce the 5th Army on the Italian mainland.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 182815, Box 187, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|159k||USS LST-347 unloads a bulldozer and other materiel onto a rhino ferry (RHF), which will transport the vehicles and supplies
to shore. Photograph released, 6 June 1944, at the time of the Normandy invasion, in which both the rhino ferries and LST-347 took part. It was probably
taken in an English port during the invasion preparation period.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-45672, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D|
|1411k||Left to right; USS LST-358 (invasion loading ID number 24)
USS LST-347 (invasion loading ID number 23),
USS LST-359 (invasion loading ID number 22) and USS LST-350 (invasion loading ID number 25) moored in the harbor at Termini-Imerese, Sicily, 13 September 1943, while loading supplies to reinforce the 5th Army at Salerno.
US National Archives photos Box 187, # III-SC 182826, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|31k||USS LST-347 beached, date and location unknown.||John Freedlund for his father Harold Freedlund USS LST-347|
|64k||USS LST-347 pin||Tommy Trampp|
| RFS Vire (LST-347)
|103k||RFS LST-347 insignia pin.||André Pilon|
|79k||Ex-USS LST-347 in service as the Republic of France ship RFS Vire (LST-347) beached at either Saigon or Haiphong, French Indochina circa 1948-49 while disembarking an old english Truck "THORNY". Note she still carries side number 347 vice 9003 on this date. Photo source is the French review magazine "la Charte".||André Pilon|
|47k||RFS Vire (L-347) entering the harbor at Toulon, France, circa 1952.||André Pilon for Murice Minot matelot mecanician, RFS Vire|
|82k||RFS Vire (LST-347) loading/unloading equipment at Port Etienne, Morocco, in 1955||Photo by Marcel Picard, matelot mecanician, RFS Vire submitted by André Pilon.|
|62k||RFS Vire (LST-347) loading/unloading equipment at Port Etienne, Morocco, in 1955||Photo by Marcel Picard, matelot mecanician, RFS Vire submitted by André Pilon.|
|01||LT. Kaye, Henry A., USNR||7 February 1943 - 7 September 1944|
|02||LT. Schilling, H. P., USNR||7 September 1944 - 19 December 1944|
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