Ships hit by U-boats


American Landing craft

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NameUSS LCT-21
Type:Landing craft (LCT Mk.5)
Tonnage255 tons
Completed1942 - Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp, Manitowoc WI 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Date of attack1 Jan 1943Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-73 (Horst Deckert)
Position35° 45'N, 0° 45'W - Grid CH 8432
Complement11 officers and men (11 dead - no survivors)
RouteOn Arthur Middleton 
History Completed in October 1942 
Notes on event

USS LCT-21 was on transfer from the USA to the Mediterranean aboard the Arthur Middleton and was lost on 1 Jan 1943, when this ship was sunk by U-73 in convoy UGS-3 off Oran, Algeria.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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