British Landing craft
|Type:||Landing craft (LCT Mk.IV)|
|Date of attack||11 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-616 (Siegfried Koitschka)|
|Position||39° 30'N, 14° 30'E - Grid CJ 9194|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 05.44 and 05.47 hours on 11 October 1943, U-616 fired two Gnats at a group of three landing craft and observed one detonation after 1 minute 42 seconds on the last vessel. After 9 minutes 33 seconds another detonation and sinking noises were heard, but this was probably an end-of-run detonation. It is not clear if HMS LCT-553 or HMS LCT-618 was sunk in this attack.
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