HMS Culver (Y 87)
|Name||HMS Culver (Y 87)|
|Completed||1929 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy MA|
|Date of attack||31 Jan 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Heinrich Schuch)|
|Position||48.43N, 20.14W - Grid BE 2784|
|Complement||? men (126 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Built as US Coast Guard cutter USS Mendota (CGC 49) of the Chelan-class.|
On 30 Apr, 1941 transferred to Royal Navy and renamed HMS Culver (Y 87)
This ship was the first vessel to be equipped with an operational automatic HF/DF set.
|Notes on loss|
At 23.31 hours on 31 Jan, 1942, U-105 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the convoy SL-98 and observed two hits and a large explosion. Schuch thought that he had hit an ammunition freighter, but in fact it was the HMS Culver (Y 87) (Cdr Gordon-Duff) that had blown up with the loss of the commander, seven officers and 118 ratings.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 128 people who were on this vessel|
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