Ships hit by U-boats

HMS LCI(L)-162

British Landing craft

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NameHMS LCI(L)-162
Type:Landing craft (LCI(L)-1)
Tonnage246 tons
Completed1942 - Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Port Newark NJ 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack7 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)
Position36° 21'N, 0° 18'E - Grid CH 8438
Complement25 officers and men (18 dead and 7 survivors).
RouteOran - Arzew (7 Feb) - Algiers 
History Laid down in August 1942 for the US Navy, transferred to the Royal Navy upon completion on 26 October 1942. 
Notes on event

At 17.08 hours on 7 Feb 1943, HMS LCI(L)-162 was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-596 about 25 miles north-northeast of Mostaganem, Algeria. The vessel disappeared in the explosion and the seven survivors were picked up by HMS LCI(L)-7 and HMS LCI(L)-210, which were en route with the landing craft.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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