Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214)

British A/S trawler

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NameHMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214)
Type:A/S trawler
Tonnage448 tons
Completed1935 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack15 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)
Position36° 52'N, 75° 51'W - Grid CA 73
Complement32 (18 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteKey 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.

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