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LST387

Tuesday, June 22, 1943
Torpedoed near Algiers
On June 22, 1943, LST-387 was steaming in Convoy Elastic, enroute from Arzew Algeria, To Bizerte, Tunisia. LST-387 and LST-333 were both damaged in an sequence of explosions. About twenty minutes after the explosion occurred, the LCT-244 and LCT-19 came close in and stood by to render assistance. The Commanding Officers of these craft had observed torpedo tracks heading for the LST-387 and the LST-333. Significant efforts on the parts of other convoy members were made towards rescue and recovery operations. The ship was later repaired.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 21

Namesort descending Service Branch
RM 2c Norman Unsworth USN

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