HTMS Sattakut


USN LCI 739 was laid down Commercial Iron Works in Portland, and was launched in February 1944. She was commissioned as a LCI, Landing Craft Infantry, for US Navy and participated in the Paulau operation in September 1944. Three months later she was reclassified as a gun boat and participated in the heavy fighting at Iwo Jima in February and early March 1945, and the Okinawa operations the same month. She was transferred to the Royal Thai Navy in 1946 and was renamed HTMS Sattakut. After a long and uneventful career in the Thai navy, she was decommissioned and danated to the local communities in Thailand. She was scuttled outside the island of Koh Tao 18.June 2011, and the wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of approx 20 to 33 meter, south of Hin Pee Wee on the northwest side of Koh Tao.

Former names:
48,0 x 7,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
246 displ ( st d )
Portland ( US ) 1944
( TH )

Lat: 10.1056 Lng: 99.8136
( Source: Spotmydive )

Last updated: December 2020