HMS Arbutus (K 86)
|Name||HMS Arbutus (K 86)|
|Completed||1940 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Date of attack||5 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-136 (Heinrich Zimmermann)|
|Position||55° 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 board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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