HMS Quail (G 45)
|Name||HMS Quail (G 45)|
|Completed||1943 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)|
|Position||Grid CJ 6689|
|Complement||? men (19 dead and ? survivors).|
Completed in January 1943
|Notes on event|
In December 1943 the destroyer was salvaged and towed into the harbour of Bari for temporary repairs. In April 1944 towed to Taranto and prepared to continue to Malta. On 18 Jun, 1944, foundered while in tow in the Gulf of Taranto in 40°05N/17°52E.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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