HMS Hurst Castle (K 416)
|Name||HMS Hurst Castle (K 416)|
|Completed||1944 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Date of attack||1 Sep 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-482 (Hartmut Graf von Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen)|
|Position||55° 27'N, 8° 12'W - Grid AM 5612|
|Complement||124 officers and men (17 dead and 107 survivors).|
|History||Completed in June 1944 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.19 hours on 1 Sep 1944, U-482 fired a Gnat at a group of corvettes and hit HMS Hurst Castle (K 416) (Lt H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) after three minutes, causing her to sink fast north of Tory Island, Donegal. The corvette was part of the Escort Group B1 which was searching the area for the U-boat that had attacked convoy CU-36 on 30 August. The survivors were picked up by HMS Ambuscade (D 38) (Lt J. Mayling, RN), while the U-boat was hunted unsuccessfully by the remaining warships for more than 12 hours.
|Revisions||December 2009 by Rainer Kolbicz:|
Rohwer listed this ship as being part of the escort of convoy CU-36, but the EG B1 was just searching the area where the U-boat attack on the convoy had taken place two days earlier. Thanks to Theron P. Snell for his assistance.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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