HMS Lagan (K 259)
|Name||HMS Lagan (K 259)|
|Completed||1942 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-270 (Paul-Friedrich Otto)|
|Position||57° 09'N, 27° 28'W - Grid AK 0366|
|Complement||? men (28 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in December 1942 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.57 hours on 20 Sep 1943, U-270 fired a Gnat at HMS Lagan (K 259) (LtCdr A. Ayre, RNR) near convoy ON-202 and struck her in the stern after 3 minutes 47 seconds. The U-boat was then chased away by depth charges from HMCS Gatineau (H 61) (Cdr P.W. Burnett, RN) and the badly damaged frigate was towed into a UK port on 24 September, but was declared a total loss. The wreck was sold to be broken up for scrap on 21 May 1946.
This was the first attack carried out with an acoustic torpedo.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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