Allied Warships

USS LST 414 (LST 414)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 414 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 May 1942 
Laid down18 Oct 1942 
Launched21 Nov 1942 
End service 

Never commissioned into the United States Navy.
Transferred to the Royal Navy upon completion.
While in service with the Royal Navy, LST 414 was torpedoed and damaged at 0335 hours on 15 August 1943 by Italian aircraft off Bizerte, Tunisia. The ship was beached and abandoned.

The Italian aircraft was an S.79 torpedo bomber belonging to the 278^ Sqn,132nd Group, piloted bv captain Carlo Faggioni, which had taken off from Decimomannu airfield, Sardinia.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as LST 414

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