HMS Mahratta (G 23)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1941|
|Launched||28 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1943|
|Lost||25 Feb 1944|
|Loss position||71° 12'N, 13° 30'E|
HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. Eric Arthur Forbes Drought, DSC, RN) was escorting convoy JW-57 when she was struck by a Gnat from U-990. The destroyer sank within minutes at position 71º12'N, 13º30'E. Only 16 men survived out of a crew of 236.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Mahratta|
|Former name||HMS Marksman|
Commands listed for HMS Mahratta (G 23)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eric Arthur Forbes Drought, DSC, RN||18 Feb 1943||25 Feb 1944 (+)|
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