HMS LST 418 (LST 418)
Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Tank landing ship|
|Class||LST (Mk 2)|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Nov 1942|
|Launched||29 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Jan 1943|
|Lost||16 Feb 1944|
|Loss position||41° 00'N, 12° 55'E|
At 1511 hours on 16 February 1944, HMS LST-418 was struck by a Gnat from the German submarine U-230 and sank off Anzio, Italy in position 41º00'N, 12º55'E after being hit by a coup de grâce at 1536 hours. The vessel was participating in the landings in Anzio-Nettuno, Operation Shingle.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS LST 418|
|Former name||USS LST 418|
Commands listed for HMS LST 418 (LST 418)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cyril Charles Reynolds, RNR||Aug 1943||16 Feb 1944|
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