Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Birdlip (T 218)

British A/S trawler

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NameHMS Birdlip (T 218)
Type:A/S trawler (Hill)
Tonnage750 tons
Completed1941 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack14 Jun 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-547 (Heinrich Niemeyer)
Position5° 00'N, 9° 00'W - Grid EU 4989
Complement53 (37 dead and 16 survivors).
RouteTakoradi - Freetown 
History Completed in December 1941 
Notes on event

On 14 June 1944, U-547 attacked a small convoy, consisting of the Saint Basile and the three A/S trawlers HMS Birdlip (T 218), HMS Turcoman (FY 130) and HMS Inkpen (T 225) off Greenville, Libera and sank HMS Birdlip (T 218) (T/Lt I.B.E. Humphrey, RNVR) at 01.36 hours with a Gnat and at 02.56 hours the merchant.

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Location of attack on HMS Birdlip (T 218).

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