Landing ship tank (LST)

An ocean-going vessel designed to be able to land armour, other types of vehicles (trucks, jeeps) and troops, directly at the landing site, through an opening bow. LST types 1, 3 and 4 were of British construction and LST type 2 was an American design. From 328 to 390 feet in length (approximately 100 to 120 m), they could transport 70 vehicles and nearly 200 soldiers, as well as LCAs and LCTs.