Ships hit by U-boats


USS LST-921

American Landing ship


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NameUSS LST-921
Type:Landing ship (LST-511)
Tonnage1,653 tons
Completed1944 - Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards Inc, Hingham MA 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack14 Aug 1944Nationality:      American
 
FateA total loss by U-667 (Karl-Heinz Lange)
Position50.56N, 04.47W - Grid AM 98
Complement113 officers and men (43 dead and 70 survivors).
ConvoyEBC-72
RouteLiverpool (12 Aug) - Milford Haven (14 Aug) - Falmouth 
CargoStructural steel and 18 LCVP landing craft 
History USS LST-921 was commissioned in June 1944 
Notes on event

At 16.54 hours on 14 Aug, 1944, U-667 attacked the convoy EBC-72 about 11 miles southwest of Hartland Point, damaged USS LST-921 and sank HMS LCI(L)-99.

USS LST-921 (Lt John Enge, USNR) was hit aft on the port side by one torpedo, breaking off the stern. Two officers and 41 ratings were lost. The survivors were picked up by USS LST-920 (Lt H.N. Schultz, USNR) and HMS Londonderry (U 76) (LtCdr L.B. Philpott, DSC, RNR) and landed at Falmouth. The bow section of USS LST-921 was towed to Falmouth, where the cargo was removed and the vessel declared a total loss. On 29 September decommissioned, stripped and its hulk used as floating machine shop by the US Army in Antwerp.

 
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