HNoMS Bath (I 17)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||19 Jan 1918|
|Launched||8 Jun 1918|
|Commissioned||9 Jan 1941|
|Lost||19 Aug 1941|
|Loss position||49° 00'N, 17° 00'W|
Transferred from the Royal Navy to the Royal Norwegian Navy on 9 January 1941.
HNoMS Bath (Lt.Cdr. Fredrik Melsom) was escorting convoy OG-71 as part of the 5th Escort Group about 400 miles southwest of Ireland. During combat, the destroyer fell behind the convoy and was sunk by two torpedoes from the German submarine U-204 at 02.05 hours on 19 August 1941 in position 49º00'N, 17º00'W. The commanding officer and 82 crew members were lost.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HNoMS Bath|
|Former name||HMS Bath (I 17)|
Commands listed for HNoMS Bath (I 17)
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|1||Kaptain Christian Fredrik Thestrup Melsom, RNON||18 Mar 1941||19 Aug 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Bath include:
13 Jan 1941
HNoMS Bath was docked at Glasgow. (1)
20 Jan 1941
HNoMS Bath was undocked at Glasgow. (1)
- ADM 173/16725
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.