Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Arbutus (K 86)

British Corvette

NameHMS Arbutus (K 86)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1940 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack5 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-136 (Heinrich Zimmermann)
Position55° 05'N, 18° 43'W - Grid AL 6146
Complement? men (43 dead and ? survivors).
History HMS Arbutus (K 86) was completed in October 1940 
Notes on event

At 22.36 hours on 5 Feb 1942, U-136 fired a spread of three torpedoes at HMS Arbutus (K 86) (T/Lt A.L.W. Warren, DSC, RNR), which was escorting the convoy ON-63 about 295 miles west of Erris Head, Ireland. The corvette was hit by one torpedo and sank immediately after breaking in two. The commander, three officers and 39 ratings were lost.

On boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Arbutus (K 86).

ship sunk.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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