Landing Ships

LST 635 History


LST A Workhorse for Allied Victory
In the summer of 1940, the forced evacuation of Allied Troops from the beaches of northern France drove home to the British Admiralty that the Allies lacked large seagoing ships capable not only of evacuation, but also shore to shore delivery of heavy equipemnt and men for future assaults on continental Europe.

By October 1940, at the instance of Winston Churchill, construction and trials were...


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