HMS Orfasy (T 204)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Alexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland)|
|Ordered||21 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||21 Aug 1941|
|Launched||17 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||14 Jul 1942|
|Lost||22 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||5° 58'N, 11° 30'W|
HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. George Alfred Whichello, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 about 185 nautical miles south-east of Freetown in position 05º58'N, 11º30'W. No survivors from a crew of 34.
More information, including a crew list, can be found at this website (offsite link).
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Orfasy|
Commands listed for HMS Orfasy (T 204)
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|1||T/Skr. Edward Wilson Temple, RNR||13 Jul 1942||Aug 1942|
|2||T/A/Skr.Lt. George Alfred Whichello, DSC, RNR||Aug 1942||22 Oct 1943|
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Notable events involving Orfasy include:
9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (1)
25 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Takoradi together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she departed for Pointe Noire. (2)
- ADM 173/17529
- ADM 173/17957
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.