Allied Warships

HMS Blean (L 47)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 47 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down22 Feb 1941 
Launched15 Jan 1942 
Commissioned23 Aug 1942 
Lost11 Dec 1942 
Loss position35.55N, 01.50W
History

HMS Blean (Lt. Norman John Parker, RN) was sunk about 60 nautical miles west of Oran, Algeria in position 35º55'N, 01º50'W by a torpedo from the German submarine U-443. 89 members of her crew went down with the ship.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Dec 1942 by U-443 (Puttkamer).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Blean

Commands listed for HMS Blean (L 47)

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1Lt. Norman John Parker, RN20 Jul 194211 Dec 1942

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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