British Landing craft
|Type:||Landing craft (LCM Mk.III)|
|Date of attack||5 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)|
|Position||37° 01'N, 4° 10'E - Grid CH 9544|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on event|
HMS LCM-1129 was on transfer from the UK to the Mediterranean aboard the Devis to be used in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, but the ship was sunk on 5 July 1943 by U-593 in convoy KMS-18B. The landing craft floated free during the sinking and although slightly damaged, was used to rescue survivors until they were all taken off by HMS RESTIVE. However, its crew stayed behind and managed to bring HMS LCM-1129 under own power to Dellys and eventually into Bougie.
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