Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Blackwood (K 313)

British Frigate

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NameHMS Blackwood (K 313)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,085 tons
Completed1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack15 Jun 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-764 (Hanskurt von Bremen)
Position50° 07'N, 2° 15'W - Grid BF 2622
Complement156 officers and men (58 dead and 98 survivors).

Laid down as unnamed American destroyer escort (DE 4) of the Evarts-class, completed for the Royal Navy as frigate HMS Blackwood (K 313).

The frigate participated in the sinkings of U-648 and U-600.

Notes on event

On 15 June 1944, HMS Blackwood (K 313) (LtCdr L.T. Sly, RNR) was on patrol as part of the 4th Escort Group in the west end of the English Channel to protect the ships of the Normandy landings, when she was hit by a Gnat from U-764 off Brittany. She foundered while under tow off Portland Bill the following day.

On boardWe have details of 61 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Blackwood (K 313).

ship sunk.

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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