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From RB's Opening Salvo
The LST, or Landing Ship Tank, is one representative of a class of amphibious assault ships deployed in great numbers by the United States and Britain during the war. Based on a shallow-water tanker originally designed for service in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, the LST was designed to beach itself and discharge its cargo of heavy vehicles such as tanks and trucks directly onto the beach. Unlike other craft designed to land material at the water’s edge, the LST was an oceangoing ship with enough range to cross thousands of miles of open water in order to bring its cargo to the battle. It revolutionized amphibious warfare.

LSTs made their combat debut in the Solomons campaign in the summer of 1943. From that point forward, they played a major role in virtually every amphibious operation that followed, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters: Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Marianas, the Phillipines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa. Over a thousand LSTs were built during World War II.


From RB's Opening Salvo
Back in the day, sailors grimly joked that LST stood for Large Slow Target, and that’s unfortunately true. The LST isn’t going to help you defeat an enemy fleet; its only contribution is its Landing ability, and even then it requires unusual patience to score those VPs because the LST is ridiculously slow. The real reason the LST is in the set is to provide War at Sea players who like to create their own scenarios with an interesting (and historically important) tool in their toolboxes.

One of your must-needed ship for real-life amphibious operations back in the day, and one of your most useless ships for amphibious operations in W@S.
Seriously, only use it for the Convoy Scenario.

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