HMS Leda (J 93)
British Fleet minesweeper
|Name||HMS Leda (J 93)|
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Halcyon)|
|Completed||1938 - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-435 (Siegfried Strelow)|
|Position||76° 30'N, 5° 00'E - Grid AB 2272|
|Complement||? men (14 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in May 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.25 hours on 20 Sep 1942, U-435 fired one torpedo at the convoy QP-14 west of Bear Island and observed a hit on a freighter after 46 seconds. After two torpedoes were fired at 06.26 and 06.29 hours, two detonations were heard after 4 minutes 10 seconds and 4 minutes 30 seconds. A torpedo fired at 06.28 hours missed, because it was a surface runner. Strelow claimed one ship sunk, one damaged and one possibly damaged. However, no hits can be confirmed by Allied records.
|On board||We have details of 48 people who were on board.|
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