HMS Picotee (K 63)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1940|
|Launched||19 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Sep 1940|
|Lost||12 Aug 1941|
|Loss position||62° 00'N, 16° 01'W|
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HMS Picotee (Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 62º00'N, 16º01'W by U-568 during the night of 11 / 12 August 1941 while escorting convoy ONS-4. She was hit by one torpedo and sank almost immediately. There were no survivors.
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Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Picotee|
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|1||S.Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNR||Aug 1940||12 Aug 1941 (+)|
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