HMS Mourne (K 261)
|Name||HMS Mourne (K 261)|
|Completed||1943 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-767 (Walter Dankleff)|
|Position||49.35N, 05.30W - Grid BF 2469|
|Complement||138 officers and men (111 dead and 27 survivors).|
|History||Completed in April 1943 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.45 hours on 15 Jun, 1944, HMS Mourne (K 261) (LtCdr R.S. Holland, RD, RNR) was hit and sunk by a Gnat from U-767 south-southeast of Wolf Rock, while on patrol off the western entrance of the English Channel together with other warships of the 5th Escort Group, including HMS Bickerton (K 466) (Cdr D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO, RN) and HMS Kempthorne (K 483) (LtCdr A. Brown, RNR), to screen the operation Neptune, the Allied landings in the Normandy. The frigate had just turned towards the U-boat after making Asdic contact when the torpedo struck the bow and she disappeared in an explosion caused by the ignition of the forward magazine. The commander, seven officers and 102 ratings were lost and another rating later died of wounds.
|On board||We have details of 112 people who were on board.|
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