Ships hit by U-boats


British Landing ship

HMS LST-404 after being torpedoed. Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst

NameHMS LST-404
Type:Landing ship
Tonnage1,625 tons
Completed1942 - Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc, Baltimore MD 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack15 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-741 (Gerhard Palmgren)
Position50° 02'N, 0° 38'W - Grid BF 35
Complement? men (7 dead and ? survivors).
RouteSeine 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. CatherineĀ“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 boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS LST-404.

ship damaged.

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