Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Fleet minesweeper

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NameHNoMS NYMS-382
Type:Fleet minesweeper (YMS Mk.II)
Tonnage335 tons
Completed1943 - Greenport Basin and Construction Co, Greenport, Long Island NY 
OwnerRoyal Norwegian Navy 
Date of attack7 May 1945Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-1023 (Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler)
Position50° 22'N, 3° 09'W - Grid BF 35
Complement32 officers and men (22 dead and 10 survivors).
History USS YMS-382 was completed for US Navy in November 1943. On 22 Mar 1945 transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed HNoMS NYMS-382
Notes on event

At 21.45 hours on 7 May 1945, HNoMS NYMS-382 (Lt Trygve Sjøvold) was hit by a Gnat from U-1023 and sank within two minutes off Lyme Bay. The commander and 21 crew members were lost. Ten injured survivors were picked up by HNoMS NYMS-379 and HNoMS NYMS-381 of the 3th Minesweeping Unit stationed in Cherbourg, to which the minesweeper also belonged.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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