British Landing ship
|Completed||1942 - Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc, Baltimore MD|
|Date of attack||15 Aug 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-741 (Gerhard Palmgren)|
|Position||50.02N, 00.38W - Grid BF 35|
|Complement||? men (7 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Seine Bay (15 Aug) - Southend|
|History||Completed in December 1942 as USS LST-404 for the US Navy, but the same day transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS LST-404. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.35 hours on 15 Aug, 1944, U-741 attacked the convoy FTM-69 about 35 miles southeast of St. Catherine´s Point and torpedoed HMS LST-404, but was sunk after the attack by an escort vessel. The landing ship was taken in tow by the American rescue tug USS ATR-4 and beached on Ryde Sands, Isle of Wight. The vessel later broke in two and was declared a total loss. The wreck was broken up at Zeebrugge in June 1948.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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