USS LST-6 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship of the United States Navy. LST-6 served in the European Theater of Operations, participating in the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Salerno Landings, and the Normandy landings. She was mined and sunk on 17 November 1944.
|Builder:||Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware|
|Laid down:||20 July 1942|
|Launched:||21 October 1942|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. H.E. Haven|
|Commissioned:||30 January 1943|
|Struck:||22 December 1944|
|3 battle stars (WWII)|
|Fate:||Mined and sunk 17 November 1944|
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||Varied, depending on load|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|Capacity:||between 1600 and 1900 tons|
|Troops:||14 officers, 131 enlisted men|
|Complement:||129 officers and enlisted men|
LST-6 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Dravo Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, launched on 21 October 1942, sponsored by Mrs. H. E. Haven; and commissioned on 30 January 1943 with Lieutenant Benjamin J. Franklin in command.
- Sicilian Occupation – 9–15 July 1943
- Salerno landings – 9–21 September 1943
- Invasion of Normandy – 6–25 June 1944
LST-6 participated in the landings at Omaha Beach as part of Assault Group O3. In August 1944, Lieutenant W.H. Weddle took command. LST-6 struck a mine and sank in the English Channel while returning from a supply movement from Portland to Rouen on 17 November 1944. She was struck from the Navy List on 22 December 1944.