HMS Vervain (K 190)
|Name||HMS Vervain (K 190)|
|Completed||1941 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Date of attack||20 Feb 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1276 (Karl-Heinz Wendt)|
|Position||51.47N, 07.06W - Grid AM 89|
|Complement||94 officers and men (60 dead and 34 survivors).|
Laid down as HMS Broom (K 190), commissioned in June 1941 as HMS Vervain (K 190).
|Notes on event|
At 11.45 hours on 20 Feb, 1945, HMS Vervain (K 190) (T/A/LtCdr R.A. Howell, RNVR) was hit by a torpedo from U-1276 while escorting the convoy HX-337 and sank after 20 minutes about 25 miles south-east of Dungarvan, Ireland. The commander, three officers and 56 ratings were lost. The U-boat was sunk after this attack by HMS Amethyst (U 16) (LtCdr N. Scott-Elliot, DSC, RN) from the same convoy. Three officers and 31 ratings were rescued.
|On board||We have details of 60 people who were on board.|
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