Allied Warships

HMS LST 404 (LST 404)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

HMS LST-404 after being torpedoed. Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 404 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Aug 1942 
Launched28 Oct 1942 
Commissioned16 Dec 1942 
Lost15 Aug 1944 

While in service with the Royal Navy LST 404 was torpedoed and damaged on 15 August 1944 by the German submarine U-741 about 35 nautical miles south-east of St. Catherine’s Point in position 50º02'N, 00º38'W. The damaged ship was towed to Lee-on-Solent and declared a total loss after breaking in two.

Former nameUSS LST 404

Commands listed for HMS LST 404 (LST 404)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Henry Bruff Shaw, RNRJun 194315 Aug 1944

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