HMS Hythe (J 194)
British Fleet minesweeper
|Name||HMS Hythe (J 194)|
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Bangor)|
|Completed||1942 - Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon|
|Date of attack||11 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-371 (Waldemar Mehl)|
|Position||37° 04'N, 5° 00'E - Grid CH 9553|
|Complement||82 officers and men (62 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria (4 Oct) - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in March 1942 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.09 hours on 11 Oct 1943, HMS Hythe (J 194) (LtCdr Leslie B. Miller, RN), escorting the convoy MKS-27, was hit on the port side below the bridge by a Gnat from U-371, broke in two and sank in about four minutes north of Bougie, Algeria. Screened by HMS Rye (J 76) (Lt J.A. Pearson, DSC, RNR), the survivors were picked up by the South African armed trawler HMSAS Southern Isles (T 29) and landed at Gibraltar on 14 October.
|On board||We have details of 62 people who were on board.|
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