American Landing ship
|Type:||Landing ship (LST-511)|
|Completed||1944 - Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards Inc, Hingham MA|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||14 Aug 1944||Nationality: American|
|Fate||A total loss by U-667 (Karl-Heinz Lange)|
|Position||50.56N, 04.47W - Grid AM 98|
|Complement||113 officers and men (43 dead and 70 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (12 Aug) - Milford Haven (14 Aug) - Falmouth|
|Cargo||Structural steel and 18 LCVP landing craft|
|History||USS LST-921 was commissioned in June 1944 |
|Notes on event|
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.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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