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Allan R. MIllett
This study reveals how the US Navy’s Landing Ship Tank (LST) of World War II functioned in logistics support roles from the outset of its wartime participation and to a greater degree than many military planners ever envisioned. The ship’s simple design proved so versatile that, within one year of the first LST, the Navy began converting dozens of the ships to Landing Craft Repair Ships (ARL) and other auxiliary classes supporting myriad naval logistics tasks. Both the standard LST and the ARL made significant logistics contributions to the war effort well beyond amphibious assaults.
Berry, Joel H. III, "The Logistics Considerations of the Landing Ship Tank and its Evolution as an Auxiliary Repair Ship in World War II" (2021). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2896.