Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Chanticleer (U 05)

British Sloop

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-7852

NameHMS Chanticleer (U 05)
Type:Sloop (Modified Black Swan)
Tonnage1,350 tons
Completed1943 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack18 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position40° 06'N, 19° 48'W - Grid CF 53
Complement? men (29 dead and ? survivors).
RouteFreetown (2 Nov) - Liverpool 
History Completed in March 1943 
Notes on event

At 15.24 hours on 18 Nov 1943, HMS Chanticleer (U 05) (LtCdr R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN) was struck by a Gnat from U-515 near the combined convoy MKS-30/SL-139 about 250 miles east-northeast of San Miguel, Azores. The sloop was towed to Ponta Delgado, where she was declared a total loss. In December 1943 the hulk was towed to Horta by HMS Salveda and used as base ship Lusitania II for RN personnel. 1946 sold for scrap and broken up at Lisbon.

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