|Completed||1942 - Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||8 Oct 1943||Nationality: Polish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-378 (Erich Mäder)|
|Position||56.30N, 26.26W - Grid AK 6328|
|Complement||228 officers and men (184 dead and 44 survivors).|
|History||Launched as HMS Myrmidon (G 90) for the Royal Navy, completed in November 1942 as ORP Orkan for the Polish Navy. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.05 hours on 8 Oct, 1943, ORP Orkan (Cdr S. Hryniewiecki) was hit by a Gnat from U-378 while escorting the convoy SC-143 and sank within five minutes. The commander, ten officers, 166 ratings and seven British crew members were lost. One officer, 40 ratings and three British crew members were picked up by HMS Musketeer (G 86) (Cdr R.L. Fisher, OBE, DSO, RN).
At 21.58 hours on 7 Oct, 1943, ORP Orkan had been missed by a Gnat from U-758 (Manseck) which detonated in her wake.
|On board||We have details of 189 people who were on board.|
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