Ships hit by U-boats


British Landing ship

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NameHMS LST-418
Type:Landing ship
Tonnage1,625 tons
Completed1943 - Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc, Baltimore MD 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack16 Feb 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-230 (Paul Siegmann)
Position41° 00'N, 12° 55'E - Grid CJ 5678
Complement? men (21 dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in January 1943 as USS LST-418 for the US Navy, but the same day transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS LST-418
Notes on event

At 15.11 hours on 16 Feb 1944, HMS LST-418 was struck by a Gnat from U-230 northwest of Punta Papa, Ponza Island and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 15.36 hours. The vessel was participating in the landings in Anzio-Nettuno, Operation Shingle. The survivors were rescued by the American landing craft USS LCI(L)-194.

On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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