HMS Rattler (J 217)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||15 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||14 Apr 1942|
|Launched||9 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1943|
|Lost||22 Aug 1944|
|Loss position||50° 13'N, 0° 44'W|
The British minesweeper HMS Rattler (J 217) lost on 22 Aug 1944 in position 50° 13'N, 0° 44'W.
Commissioned as HMS Rattler on 22 April 1943, renamed HMS Loyalty in June 1943.
On 22 August 1944 U-480 torpedoed and sank HMS Loyalty (Lt.Cdr. James Edward Maltby, RNR) in the English Channel in position 50º09'N, 00º41'W.
The wreck lies in 50 meter of water in position 50º12'48"N, 00º44'30"W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Rattler|
|Career notes||Renamed HMS Loyalty in June 1943.|
Commands listed for HMS Rattler (J 217)
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|1||Lt. Malcolm Buist, RN||16 Mar 1943||14 Nov 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. James Edward Maltby, RNR||14 Nov 1943||22 Aug 1944 (+)|
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