Date(s) - Apr 30, Tue
There are 10 places, 6 are still available.
Load from 09:30, ropes off 11:30
LST-507, a 2366 ton US tank-landing ship, built 1943. Measuring 328ft x 50ft. Like LST 531, LST 507 sank on 28 April, 1944, when taking part in Exercise Tiger practice for the Normandy invasion landings on Utah Beach. LST 507 went down with 16 Army trucks and landing craft on deck and 22 amphibious DUKWs in her hold. Torpedoed by 40-knot German E-boats based in Cherbourg, 202 US servicemen from this vessel were killed. In total US 638 servicemen lost their lives in Exercise Tiger.
Today LST-507 lies in 50m, her bow almost completely capsized with her entry ramp open to west. The stern lies 200m to south-east upside-down, showing twin four-bladed props and beach-landing skegs. Poking out from under stern is a crushed infantry landing craft. Distance from Weymouth 18 miles.
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