USS LST 280 (LST 280)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||American Bridge Co. (Ambridge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||16 Jul 1943|
|Launched||26 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Nov 1943|
|End service||26 Oct 1944|
Decommissioned on 26 October 1944 for transfer to the Royal Navy.
|Career notes||To the Royal Navy as 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.