HMS Blackwood (K 313)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1941|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1942|
|Launched||23 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Mar 1943|
|Lost||16 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||50° 07'N, 2° 01'W|
On 15 June 1944, the frigate HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. Leslie Tillman Sly, RD, RNR) was on patrol as part of the 4th Escort Group in the west end of the English Channel to protect the ships of the Normandy landings, when she was hit by a Gnat from U-764 off Brittany. She foundered while under tow off Portland Bill the following day.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Blackwood|
Commands listed for HMS Blackwood (K 313)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Tillman Sly, RD, RNR||22 Jan 1943||15 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Blackwood include:
9 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Stork (Cdr. (Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN), HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)
23 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-648 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 42°40'N, 20°37'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN).
25 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-600 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 40°31'N, 22°07'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), and HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR).
- ADM 173/17927
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.