Ships hit by U-boats


American Landing ship

NameUSS LST-387
Type:Landing ship (LST-1)
Tonnage1,625 tons
Completed1942 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Date of attack22 Jun 1943Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)
Position36° 59'N, 4° 01'E - Grid CH 9546
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteArzew, Algeria - Bizerte, Tunisia 
CargoLanding pontoons and troops 
History Laid down on 20 Jun 1942
launched on 28 Sep 1942
commissioned on 17 Nov 1942

The USS LST-387 was decommissioned on 2 May 1946 and sold for scrapping on 22 Dec 1947 to Northern Metals Co, Philadelphia PA. 

Notes on event

At 21.31 hours on 22 June 1943, U-593 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the convoy Elastic about eight miles northeast of Cape Corbelin and hit the USS LST-333 and USS LST-387 with one torpedo each. The first was beached and declared a total loss, while the latter was towed to Dellys and later repaired. The torpedoeing of these two ships hampers the training for the forthcoming invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky).

The USS LST-387 was towed to Dellys by the landing craft USS LCT-294 and USS LCT-431. The vessel was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

On boardWe have details of 22 people who were on board

Location of attack on USS LST-387.

ship damaged.

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