Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Tweed (K 250)

British Frigate

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NameHMS Tweed (K 250)
Type:Frigate (River)
Tonnage1,370 tons
Completed1943 - A. & J. Inglis Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack7 Jan 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-305 (Rudolf Bahr)
Position48° 18'N, 21° 19'W - Grid BE 7655
Complement127 officers and men (83 dead and 44 survivors).
Notes on event

At 17.11 hours on 7 Jan 1944, HMS Tweed (K 250) (LtCdr R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR) of the 5th Escort Group was hit on the starboard side by a Gnat from U-305 and sank within two minutes southwest of Ireland. Two officers and 81 ratings were lost. The survivors were rescued by HMS Nene (K 270) (Cdr J.D. Birch, RNR).

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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