American Landing ship
|Type:||Landing ship (LST-1)|
|Completed||1943 - American Bridge Co, Ambridge PA|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1944||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-621 (Hermann Stuckmann)|
|Position||49.55N, 00.30W - Grid BF 3615|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Gold Beach, Normandy - Portsmouth|
|History||USS LST-280 earned one battle star for her participation in the Normandy landings.|
|Notes on loss|
At 08.03 hours on 15 Jun, 1944, USS LST-280, in a convoy of landing ships, was hit by a Gnat from U-621 off St. Malo, Normandy. The ship was towed to port, repaired by Britain and returned to service as HMS LST-280 on 26 Oct, 1944.
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