HMS Hurricane (H 06)
|Name||HMS Hurricane (H 06)|
|Completed||1940 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Date of attack||24 Dec 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-415 (Kurt Neide)|
|Position||45° 10'N, 22° 05'W - Grid BE 7321|
|Complement||? men (5 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Laid down as Japarua for the Brazilian Navy, requsitioned by the Royal Navy on 4 Sep 1939 and commissioned in June 1940 as HMS Hurricane (H 06). |
|Notes on event|
At 20.57 hours on 24 Dec 1943, HMS Hurricane (H 06) (Cdr C.E.E. Paterson, RN) was hit by one Gnat from U-415 northeast of the Azores. The destroyer served with the 1st Escort Group escorting the combined convoy OS-62/KMS-36 and supporting the task force of USS Card (CVE 11). The ship remained afloat after heavy gear was jettisoned, but had to be sunk the next day by a torpedo from HMS Watchman (D 26) (LtCdr G.H.D. Williams, RN) after HMS Glenarm (K 258) took off the crew.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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