Allied Warships

USS LST 561 (LST 561)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 561 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. (Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered2 Aug 1943 
Laid down24 Feb 1944 
Launched25 Apr 1944 
Commissioned15 May 1944 
End service2 Jun 1958 

Decommissioned on 2 June 1958.
Sunk as target on 21 October 1958.


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