FFL Mimosa (K 11)
|Name||FFL Mimosa (K 11)|
|Completed||1941 - Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol|
|Owner||Free French Navy|
|Date of attack||9 Jun 1942||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||52° 12'N, 32° 37'W - Grid AK 8659|
|Complement||69 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|
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 board||We have details of 67 people who were on board.|
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