Category:LST-138 (ship, 1944)

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  • USS LST-138
  • Laid down, 27 October 1943, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 30 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-138, 5 February 1944
  • Sold for conversion to merchant service, 16 June 1947, to Three Star Line, Inc., Lake Charles, LA.
  • Purchased by the Irgun Etzel (Jewish freedom fighters), named Altalena, used to transport passengers and arms during a truce
  • Final Disposition, shelled and burned on the beach at Tel Aviv, Israel during the Israeli War for Independence, 20 June 1948, blown up by the Haganah

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