Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Teme (K 458)

Canadian Frigate

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-19779

NameHMCS Teme (K 458)
Type:Frigate (River)
Tonnage1,370 tons
Completed1944 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack29 Mar 1945Nationality:      Canadian
FateA total loss by U-315 (Herbert Zoller)
Position50° 07'N, 5° 45'W - Grid BF 2431
Complement? men (4 dead and ? survivors).
History Laid down as HMS Teme (K 458) for the Royal Navy, commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Teme (K 458)
Notes on event

At 08.22 hours on 29 March 1945 U-315 fired a Gnat at HMCS Teme (K 458) (T/Lt D.P. Harvey, RCNVR), escorting convoy BTC-111 off Lands End and hit her in the stern. The frigate lost 60 feet of her stern, was towed to Falmouth and declared a total loss. On 4 May 1945 the wreck was returned to the Royal Navy and sold for scrap on 8 December.

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