Ships hit by U-boats

FFL Mimosa (K 11)

French Corvette

NameFFL Mimosa (K 11)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1941 - Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol 
OwnerFree French Navy 
Date of attack9 Jun 1942Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position52° 12'N, 32° 37'W - Grid AK 8659
Complement69 officers and men (65 dead and 4 survivors).
History Laid down as HMS Mimose (K 11) for the Royal Nay, completed in May 1941 as FFL Mimosa (K 11) for the Free French Navy. 
Notes on event

At 04.10 hours on 9 June 1942, FFL Mimosa (K 11) (Cdr R.R.L. Birot) was hit by one of two torpedoes fired by U-124 near convoy ONS-100 and sank immediately after the boilers exploded.

The commander, 58 French sailors and six British sailors, including the liaison officer Royce Theobald (RNVR) were lost. The four surviving French sailors were picked up by HMCS Assiniboine (I 18) (Cdr J.H. Stubbs, RCN).

The majority of the French sailors that went down with this ship came from the same small community of St. Pierre et Miquelon. The loss of so many of the young men had lasting effects on that community.

On boardWe have details of 67 people who were on board

Location of attack on FFL Mimosa (K 11).

ship sunk.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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