Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Quail (G 45)

British Destroyer



Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-17782

NameHMS Quail (G 45)
Type:Destroyer (Q)
Tonnage1,705 tons
Completed1943 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack15 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateA total loss by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)
PositionGrid CJ 6689
Complement? men (19 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History Completed in January 1943 
Notes on event

On 15 Nov, 1943, HMS Quail (G 45) (LtCdr R.F. Jenks, RN) on Adriatic patrol struck a mine laid on 11 November by U-453 off Bari. She was beached south of Bari to await salvage.

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.

 
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On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board


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