HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214)|
|Completed||1935 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)|
|Position||36° 52'N, 75° 51'W - Grid CA 73|
|Complement||32 (18 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Key West - New York|
|History||Completed in March 1935 as steam trawler Kingston Ceylonite for Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. In September 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the A/S trawler HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214). Lent to the US Navy in February 1942. |
|Notes on event|
On 15 June 1942 convoy KN-109 came into a minefield laid on 11 June by U-701 off Virginia Beach. HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214) (A/Skipper Lt W.McK. Smith, RNR) sank and the tankers Robert C. Tuttle and Esso Augusta, along with the destroyer USS Bainbridge (DD 246) were damaged.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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