British Landing ship
|Completed||1943 - Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc, Baltimore MD|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-230 (Paul Siegmann)|
|Position||41° 00'N, 12° 55'E - Grid CJ 5678|
|Complement||? men (21 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in January 1943 as USS LST-418 for the US Navy, but the same day transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS LST-418. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.11 hours on 16 Feb 1944, HMS LST-418 was struck by a Gnat from U-230 northwest of Punta Papa, Ponza Island and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 15.36 hours. The vessel was participating in the landings in Anzio-Nettuno, Operation Shingle. The survivors were rescued by the American landing craft USS LCI(L)-194.
|On board||We have details of 21 people who were on board.|
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