The Landing Ship tank (LST) tis one of the most famous of the many WWII amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly onto the shore and extracting itself. the LST provided the backbone of the Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day invasion. Through its service history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until later 2002 when the US Navy decommissioned the USS FREDERICK (LST - 1184), the last ship of its type. This Osprey book details the development and use of the LST including how it exceeded its initial design expectations.
ISBN: 9781841769233Format: PaperbackAuthor(s): Gordon L RottmanFirst Publishment Date: 5 May 2005