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U.S.S. WHITE MARSH

(LSD-8)

EIGHT BALL

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LSD-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1943-Keel Date: 7 APR 1943
JUL1943-Launch Date: 19 JUL 1943
JAN1944-Commissioned: 29 JAN 1944
JUN1944-JUN1944Assault Landing at SAIPAN (15 - 22 June 1944)
JUN1944-Shellback Initiation - 3 JUN 1944 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1944-Shellback Initiation - 22 AUG 1944 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1944-SEP1944Assault Landings ANGAUR Island PALAU Group
OCT1944-MAR1946Antarctic Circle
OCT1944-OCT1944Assault Landings at LEYTE PHILIPPINE Islands
JAN1945-JAN1945Assault Landings LINGAYEN GULF LUZON PHILIPPINE Islands
APR1945-JUN1945Assault Landings Capture and occupation of OKINAWA
JAN1950-JAN1955North Atlantic
JAN1954-MAY1954Mediterranean
OCT1955-Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1955 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1955- Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1955 - Pacific Ocean

LSD-8 General Specifications

Class: Ashland-class dock landing ship

Complement: 17 Officers and 237 Enlisted

Displacement: 7930 tons

Length: 457 feet 9 inches

Beam: 72 feet 2 inches

Draft: 8 feet 2 in

Range: 8 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Transferred to Republic of China November 1960