British Landing ship
|Type:||Landing ship (LST-1)|
|Completed||1942 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA|
|Date of attack||20 Feb 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-230 (Paul Siegmann)|
|Position||41° 14'N, 12° 31'E - Grid CJ 5678|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in December 1942 as USS LST-305 for the US Navy. One day later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS LST-305 under the Lend-Lease Agreement. The LST made its North Atlantic passage in convoy SC-122. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.55 hours on 20 Feb 1944, U-230 fired one Gnat at some landing ships off Anzio and heard a detonation after 13 minutes and 25 seconds. The Gnat probably detonated at the end of its run. At 18.51 hours, another torpedo was fired, which hit and sank HMS LST-305.
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