Allied Warships

USS LST 280 (LST 280)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 280 
Built byAmerican Bridge Co. (Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Feb 1942 
Laid down16 Jul 1943 
Launched26 Sep 1943 
Commissioned2 Nov 1943 
End service26 Oct 1944 

Decommissioned on 26 October 1944 for transfer to the Royal Navy.
Returned to the USN on 11 April 1946.
Sold on 5 December 1947.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as LST 280

We don't have any commands listed for USS LST 280 (LST 280)

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Notable events involving LST 280 include:

15 Jun 1944
USS LST-280 was damaged by a torpedo while returning from the Normandy in the English Channel. For a long time it was thought that the landing ship had been torpedoed by the German U-boat U-621, but the attack was probably made by a German Ju 88 torpedo bomber (KG 77 or KG 26). The vessel was towed to the UK and was taken over by the Royal Navy after being repaired.

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