HMS Quail (G 45)
|Name||HMS Quail (G 45)|
|Completed||1943 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)|
|Position||41° 09'N, 16° 52'E - Grid CJ 6689|
|Complement||? men (19 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in January 1943 |
|Notes on event|
At 12.00 hours on 15 November 1943 HMS Quail (G 45) (LtCdr R.F. Jenks, RN) on Adriatic patrol struck a mine laid on 11 November by U-453 off the entrance to Bari. The explosion under the stern blew the aft 4.7in gun overboard and heavily damaged the ship from amidships to the stern. All rooms abaft the gear room were flooded and to prevent her sinking she was beached in the southern part of the harbor.
In December 1943 the destroyer was salvaged and towed into a dry dock for temporary repairs. In April 1944 towed to Taranto and prepared to continue to Malta. HMS Quail foundered while in tow in the Gulf of Taranto in 40°05N/17°52E on 18 June 1944.
|On board||We have details of 27 people who were on board.|
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