Re: USS LCT-311
Posted by: airintel
Date: November 05, 2018 05:44PM
1600D+2 LCT-311 reported loss of ramp and engine room flooded, ordered to stop unloading. LCT-311 was towed to Syracuse by LST-330, departed Acid Sector (near Avola, Sicily) 0600 31 Jul 43 from arrived Syracuse 0930 01 Aug 43. Condition noted as "damaged." Does not appear to have been caused by combat.
Official Siciilian Campaign action report says LCT-311 "damaged. lost while under tow to Bizerta" along with LCT-154. I have found that LCT fates are usually more complicated, though. Could not find any reference to her after going to Syracuse 10 September. Likely dismantled for spares.
Will try to get Navsource entry revised.
Destroyer Archives Manager