Eric Hope Lynes RD, RNR
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|31 Oct 1927|| ||S.Lt.|
|25 Jun 1932|| ||Lt.|
|25 Jun 1940|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
Retired: 10 Sep 1949
Warship Commands listed for Eric Hope Lynes, RNR
|HMS Burdock (K 126)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||4 Jun 1942||28 Aug 1943|
|HMS Sarawak (K 591)||Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||Feb 1944||Apr 1944|
|HMS Papua (K 588)||Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||Apr 1944||26 Jan 1945|
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6 Mar 1943
At 1700 hours of 5 March 1943, Burdock and sister ship Thyme sailed from Bissau to escort a freighter arriving from Freetown. At 2230 hours a sonar contact was depth charged then lost, but the corvettes believed a u-boot to be in the area.
Just after midnight of 6 March, a surface radar contact was registered ahead and Burdock increased speed and rammed. It was only after survivors were rescued that it was realized burdock had rammed and sunk HMS ML 251, on ASW patrol from Bissau to Freetown. Neither vessel had been aware of the other's presence in the area.
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