HMS Southern Flower (FY 332)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Southern Flower (FY 332)|
|Completed||1928 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1022 (Hans-Joachim Ernst)|
|Position||64° 05'N, 23° 15'W - Grid AE 4758|
|Complement||26 (25 dead and 1 survivor).|
|History||Completed in October 1928 as whaler Southern Flower for Southern Whaling & Sealing Co Ltd, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. In March 1940 requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the A/S trawler HMS Southern Flower (FY 332). 1941 purchased by The South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr. Salvesen & Co), Leith. |
|Notes on event|
At 11.32 hours on 3 March 1945 HMS Southern Flower (FY 332) (Skr William George Brown, RNR) was hit by a torpedo from U-1022, disintegrated and sank almost immediately four miles 322° from Skagi, Iceland. 25 crew members were lost, only the commander survived the sinking.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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