HMS Tynedale (L 96)
|Name||HMS Tynedale (L 96)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Hunt Type I)|
|Completed||1940 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||12 Dec 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)|
|Position||37° 10'N, 6° 05'E - Grid CH 9615|
|Complement||155 officers and men (73 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Port Said|
|History||Commissioned in November 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.10 hours on 12 Dec 1943, U-593 fired a Gnat at HMS Tynedale (L 96) (LtCdr J.J.S. Yorke, DSC RN) which was escorting convoy KMS-34 and scored a hit after 14 seconds that sank the vessel northwest of Bougie, Algeria. Seven officers and 66 ratings were lost. The U-boat was then chased by several escort vessels, managed to sink HMS Holcombe (L 56) with another Gnat at 14.45 hours, but was finally sunk herself after a 32 hours chase.
|On board||We have details of 75 people who were on board.|
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