Ships hit by U-boats


HMS LCT-2239

British Landing craft


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NameHMS LCT-2239
Type:Landing craft (LCT Mk.V)
Tonnage291 tons
Completed1942 - Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Works, Memphis TN 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack17 Jan 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-268 (Ernst Heydemann)
Position61° 25'N, 26° 12'W - Grid AD 8947
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyHX-222
Route 
Cargo 
History Completed in October 1942 as USS LCT-239 for US Navy and lend-leased to Royal Navy as HMS LCT-2239
Notes on event

The HMS LCT-2239 was on transfer from the USA to the UK aboard the Vestfold and was lost on 17 Jan 1943, when this ship was sunk by U-268 in convoy HX-222.

 

Location of attack on HMS LCT-2239.

ship sunk.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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