USS LST 523

France,Europe

LST 523 was built in Jeffersonville and launched in December 1943. She was a landig craft that participated in the Allied invasion of France in June 1944. On her third tour 19.June 1944 she sailed on a mine outside Normandy and sank almost immediately. 42 men from 300th Engineer Combat Battalion and the crew perished. The remains of her rest on a depth of 25 meter outside Saint-Martin-de-Varreville.


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USS LST 523

328,0 x 50,0 x 7,6 f
     
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4080 grt
Jeffersonville ( US ) 1943
Falmouth ( UK )

49°28'41"N   1°8'9"W
( Source:Dive F-R )


Picture: American LST at Normany in 1944
Courtesy of "The Normandy Invasion - The Story in Pictures"

Last updated: August 2019