HMS Thane (D 48)
British Escort carrier
|Name||HMS Thane (D 48)|
|Type:||Escort carrier (Ameer)|
|Completed||1943 - Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma WA|
|Date of attack||15 Jan 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-1172 (Jürgen Kuhlmann)|
|Position||55° 08'N, 5° 25'W - Grid AM 6541|
|Complement||? men (10 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Northern Ireland - Clyde|
|History||Launched as USS Sunset (CVE 48) for the US Navy, but commissioned as HMS Thane (D 48) in the Royal Navy. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.28 hours on 15 Jan 1945 the unescorted HMS Thane (D 48) (A/Capt E.R.G. Baker, RN) was hit in the stern by a torpedo from U-1172 six cables 132° from Clyde Light Vessel. The escort carrier was ferrying aircraft when she was probably hit by a Gnat. She was towed to Greenock by HMS Loring (K 565) and declared a total loss. Returned to the US Navy on 15 Dec 1945 then stricken and sold for scrap. Broken up at Faslane in 1946.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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