British Landing craft
|Type:||Landing craft (LCI(L)-1)|
|Completed||1942 - Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Port Newark NJ|
|Date of attack||7 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)|
|Position||36.21N, 00.18E - Grid CH 8438|
|Complement||25 officers and men (18 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Oran - Arzew (7 Feb) - Algiers|
|History||Laid down in August 1942 for the US Navy, transferred to the Royal Navy upon completion on 26 October 1942. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.08 hours on 7 Feb, 1943, HMS LCI(L)-162 was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-596 about 25 miles north-northeast of Mostaganem, Algeria. The vessel disappeared in the explosion and the seven survivors were picked up by HMS LCI(L)-7 and HMS LCI(L)-210, which were en route with the landing craft.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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