Ships hit by U-boats


British Landing ship

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NameHMS LST-305
Type:Landing ship (LST-1)
Tonnage1,625 tons
Completed1942 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack20 Feb 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-230 (Paul Siegmann)
Position41° 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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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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