Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Tynedale (L 96)

British Destroyer

NameHMS Tynedale (L 96)
Type:Destroyer (Hunt Type I)
Tonnage1,000 tons
Completed1940 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack12 Dec 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)
Position37° 10'N, 6° 05'E - Grid CH 9615
Complement155 officers and men (73 dead and 82 survivors).
RouteGibraltar - Port Said 
History Commissioned in November 1940 
Notes on event

At 07.10 hours on 12 Dec 1943, U-593 fired a Gnat at HMS Tynedale (L 96) (LtCdr J.J.S. Yorke, DSC RN) which was escorting convoy KMS-34 and scored a hit after 14 seconds that sank the vessel northwest of Bougie, Algeria. Seven officers and 66 ratings were lost. The U-boat was then chased by several escort vessels, managed to sink HMS Holcombe (L 56) with another Gnat at 14.45 hours, but was finally sunk herself after a 32 hours chase.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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