American Landing ship
|Type:||Landing ship (LST-1)|
|Completed||1943 - Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia PA|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1944||Nationality: American|
|Fate||A total loss by U-92 (Wilhelm Brauel)|
|Position||50° 09'N, 1° 35'W - Grid BF 3189|
|Complement||100 officers and men (22 dead and 78 survivors).|
|Route||Cherbourg - Southampton|
|History||Completed in March 1943 |
The US Coast Guard manned USS LST-327 participated in the following landings: North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio-Nettuno and Normandy. The landing ship earned five battle stars for her World War 2 service.
|Notes on event|
At 20.01 hours on 27 August 1944 USS LST-327 in a convoy of landing craft was severely damaged by a Gnat from U-92 about 30 miles north of Cherbourg in the English Channel. The torpedo struck near the screws and detonated the munitions locker, directly over the twin screws. The resulting explosion destroyed the crew’s quarter, killed 22 men and seriously wounded 26 others. The survivors were picked up by USS LST-346 and the vessel was towed to Plymouth, where she remained for six months. After the war the ship was towed to Norfolk, Virginia and decommissioned on 19 November 1945. On 15 September 1948 she was sold for scrapping to the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co, Chester PA.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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