Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Orfasy (T 204)

British M/S trawler

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NameHMS Orfasy (T 204)
Type:M/S trawler (Isles)
Tonnage545 tons
Completed1942 - Alexander Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack21 Oct 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-68 (Albert Lauzemis)
Position5° 58'N, 11° 30'W - Grid EU 4762
Complement34 (34 dead - no survivors)
RouteLagos (16 Oct) - Freetown 
History Completed in July 1942 
Notes on event

During the night on 21 Oct 1943 the Litiopa heard twice that depth charges were dropped by her sole escort, HMS Orfasy (T 204) (Lt Skipper G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), but then a heavy explosion nearby shook the tanker. At 23.53 hours, the trawler had been hit by one torpedo from U-68, exploded and sank with all hands about 185 miles southeast of Freetown. The U-boat later sunk the tanker with gunfire after missing with several torpedoes.

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