HMS Orfasy (T 204)
British M/S trawler
|Name||HMS Orfasy (T 204)|
|Type:||M/S trawler (Isles)|
|Completed||1942 - Alexander Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Date of attack||21 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Albert Lauzemis)|
|Position||5° 58'N, 11° 30'W - Grid EU 4762|
|Complement||30 (30 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Lagos (16 Oct) - Freetown|
|Notes on event|
During the night on 21 Oct 1943 the Litiopa heard twice that depth charges were dropped by her sole escort, HMS Orfasy (T 204) (Lt Skipper G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), but then a heavy explosion nearby shook the tanker. At 23.53 hours, the trawler had been hit by one torpedo from U-68, exploded and sank with all hands about 185 miles southeast of Freetown. The U-boat later sunk the tanker with gunfire after missing with several torpedoes.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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