Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Dundee (L 84)

British Sloop

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameHMS Dundee (L 84)
Type:Sloop (Falmouth)
Tonnage1,060 tons
Completed1933 - Chatham Dockyard, Chatham 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack15 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)
Position56° 45'N, 14° 14'W - Grid AM 1998
Complement? men (12 dead and ? survivors).
RouteSydney, CB - Liverpool 
History Completed in March 1933 
Notes on event

At 00.24 hours on 15 Sep 1940, U-48 attacked convoy SC-3 west of Ireland and missed the British steam merchant Empire Soldier (4539 grt), which had been slightly damaged in a collision some time before. At 00.25 hours, the U-boat torpedoed and sank HMS Dundee (L 84) (Capt O.M.F. Stokes, RN), the only escort vessel of convoy at that time. Six officers and six ratings were lost. The commander survived the sinking. Six survivors were picked up by Vigsnes, 20 respectively 41 by the Norwegian steam merchants Granfoss and Fido and the remaining men by HMS Wanderer (D 74) (Cdr J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN).

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On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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