Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Tynedale (L 96)

British Destroyer



NameHMS Tynedale (L 96)
Type:Destroyer (Hunt Type I)
Tonnage1,000 tons
Completed1940 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack12 Dec 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)
Position37.10N, 06.05E - Grid CH 9615
Complement155 officers and men (73 dead and 82 survivors).
ConvoyKMS-34
RouteGibraltar - Port Said 
Cargo 
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.

 
More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 75 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Tynedale (L 96).

ship sunk.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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