HMS Vervain (K 190)
|Name||HMS Vervain (K 190)|
|Completed||1941 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Date of attack||20 Feb 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1276 (Karl-Heinz Wendt)|
|Position||51° 47'N, 7° 06'W - Grid AM 89|
|Complement||96 officers and men (60 dead and 36 survivors).|
|History||Laid down as HMS Broom (K 190), commissioned in June 1941 as HMS Vervain (K 190). |
|Notes on event|
At 11.49 hours on 20 February 1945 HMS Vervain (K 190) (T/A/LtCdr R.A. Howell, RNVR) was hit on starboard side by a torpedo from U-1276 while escorting the convoy HX-337 and sank at 12.12 hours about 25 miles south-east of Dungarvan, Ireland. The commander, three officers and 56 ratings were lost. The U-boat was sunk after this attack by HMS Amethyst (U 16) (LtCdr N. Scott-Elliot, DSC, RN) from the same convoy. Three officers and 33 ratings were rescued by the British rescue ship Bury, assisted by a whaler from HMS Geranium (K 16) (T/Lt C. Blackshaw, RNVR) which had swapped her position in the escort screen with HMS Vervain only 10 minutes before the attack.
|On board||We have details of 70 people who were on board.|
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