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


Nov 1940 RD

Warship Commands listed for Eric Hope Lynes, RNR

HMS Burdock (K 126)Lt.Cdr.Corvette4 Jun 194228 Aug 1943
HMS Sarawak (K 591)Lt.Cdr.FrigateFeb 1944Apr 1944
HMS Papua (K 588)Lt.Cdr.FrigateApr 194426 Jan 1945

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Corvette HMS Burdock (K 126)

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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