HMS Prince Leopold
British Landing Ship Infantry
|Name||HMS Prince Leopold|
|Type:||Landing Ship Infantry|
|Completed||1930 - John Cockerill SA, Hoboken, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||29 Jul 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-621 (Hermann Stuckmann)|
|Position||50° 19'N, 0° 53'W - Grid BF 3533|
|Complement||? men (17 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Portland (24 Jul) - Cherbourg|
|Cargo||Troops and vehicles|
|History||Completed in July 1930 as Belgian ferry Prince Leopold for the Ostende to Dover route. On 22 Sep 1940, requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the Landing Ship Infantry LSI(S) HMS Prince Leopold at Devonport Dockyard. In December 1941 the ship took part in Operation Archery, a commando raid on Vaagsø, Norway. In August 1942 took part in Operation Jubilee, the ill-fated landings at Dieppe. In July 1943 landed troops on Sicily and in June 1944 on Sword beach in the Normandy. |
|Notes on event|
On 29 July 1944, HMS Prince Leopold was hit by a Gnat from U-621 off the Normandy. The ship was hit on the port side amidships, capsized and sank.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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