Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Vervain (K 190)

British Corvette

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NameHMS Vervain (K 190)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1941 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack20 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1276 (Karl-Heinz Wendt)
Position51° 47'N, 7° 06'W - Grid AM 89
Complement94 officers and men (60 dead and 34 survivors).
History 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 boardWe have details of 61 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Vervain (K 190).

ship sunk.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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