Allied Warships

HMS LST 418 (LST 418)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 418 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down2 Nov 1942 
Launched29 Nov 1942 
Commissioned29 Jan 1943 
Lost16 Feb 1944 
Loss position41° 00'N, 12° 55'E
History

At 1511 hours on 16 February 1944, HMS LST-418 was struck by a Gnat from the German submarine U-230 and sank off Anzio, Italy in position 41º00'N, 12º55'E after being hit by a coup de grâce at 1536 hours. The vessel was participating in the landings in Anzio-Nettuno, the Operation Shingle.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 16 Feb 1944 by U-230 (Siegmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS LST 418
Former nameUSS LST 418

Commands listed for HMS LST 418 (LST 418)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cyril Charles Reynolds, RNRAug 194316 Feb 1944

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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