HMS Veteran (D 72)
|Name||HMS Veteran (D 72)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Admiralty V&W)|
|Completed||1919 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)|
|Position||54.34N, 25.44W - Grid AL 5472|
|Complement||237 officers and men (237 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||St. Johns (21 Sep) - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in November 1919 |
|Notes on loss|
At 10.36 hours on 26 Sep, 1942, U-404 fired a spread of three torpedoes at a destroyer near convoy RB-1 and heard two detonations on the vessel and a third later and thought that they had hit another ship in the convoy. However, HMS Veteran (D 72) (LtCdr T.H. Garwood, RN) was apparently hit by two torpedoes and sank immediately. The commander, eight officers and 150 ratings were lost. The destroyer had picked up 78 survivors from Boston and New York.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 221 people who were on this vessel|
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