HMS Puckeridge (L 108)
|Name||HMS Puckeridge (L 108)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Hunt Type II)|
|Completed||1941 - J.S. White & Co, Cowes|
|Date of attack||6 Sep 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||36° 06'N, 4° 44'W - Grid CG 96|
|Complement||191 officers and men (62 dead and 129 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Oran|
|History||Completed in July 1941 |
|Notes on event|
Around 20.15 hours on 6 Sep 1943, HMS Puckeridge (L 108) (Lt J.C. Cartwright, DSC, RN) was hit by two of four torpedoes fired by U-617 and sank within 8 minutes about 40 miles east of Gibraltar. The destroyer was en route alone taking important messages to Oran.
|On board||We have details of 67 people who were on board.|
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