HMS Asphodel (K 56)
|Name||HMS Asphodel (K 56)|
|Completed||1940 - George Brown & Co, Greenock|
|Date of attack||10 Mar 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-575 (Wolfgang Boehmer)|
|Position||45° 24'N, 18° 09'W - Grid BE 5887|
|Complement||97 officers and men (92 dead and 5 survivors).|
|History||Completed in September 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.54 hours on 10 March 1944, U-575 attacked convoy SL-150, which was combined with convoy MKS-41 and sank HMS Asphodel (K 56) (Lt M.A. Halliday, RNZNR) with a Gnat west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. The commander, four officers and 87 ratings were lost. Only five survivors were picked up by HMS Clover (K 134) (Lt T.E. Fanshawe, RNR). After the attack the U-boat was hunted by escorts for 18 hours but managed to escape.
|On board||We have details of 93 people who were on board.|
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