HMS Grove (L 77)
|Name||HMS Grove (L 77)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Hunt Type II)|
|Completed||1942 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||32° 05'N, 25° 30'E - Grid CO 9131|
|Complement||170 officers and men (110 dead and 60 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Malta|
|History||On 27 Mar 1942, U-587 was sunk by depth charges in position 47°21N/21°39W by HMS Grove (L 77), HMS Aldenham (L 22), HMS Volunteer (D 71) and HMS Leamington (G 19) of the 2nd Escort Group, escorting the troop convoy WS-17. The U-boat was located after a HF/DF fix by HMS Keppel (D 84). |
|Notes on event|
At 05.37 hours on 12 June 1942, HMS Grove (L 77) (Cdr J.W. Rylands, RN) was hit by two torpedoes from U-77 and sunk north off Sollum. Two officers and 108 ratings were lost. The destroyer had been part of the eastern convoy MW-11 under Rear Admiral P.J. Vian during the Operation Vigorous, a supply convoy to Malta.
|On board||We have details of 113 people who were on board.|
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