HMS Itchen (K 227)
|Name||HMS Itchen (K 227)|
|Completed||1942 - Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Paisley|
|Date of attack||23 Sep 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-666 (Herbert Engel)|
|Position||53° 25'N, 39° 42'W - Grid AK 7147|
|Complement||230 officers and men (227 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 22.53 hours on 20 Sep 1943, U-305 (Bahr) missed HMS Itchen (K 227) with a Gnat in 57°30N/31°10W, after sinking HMCS St. Croix (I 81) near convoy ON-202.
At 01.56 hours on 23 September, U-666 fired a Gnat, which detonated after 8 minutes 21 seconds in the wake of the HMCS Morden (K 170). At 02.01 hours, the U-boat fired another Gnat, which hit HMS Itchen (K 227) (Cdr C.E. Bridgman, RNR, DSO) after 1 minute 10 seconds. The frigate blew up after the hit. Debris from the vessel was later found on the conning tower of the U-boat and on HMCS Morden (K 170).
|On board||We have details of 151 people who were on board.|
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