HMS Erica (K 50)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||22 Feb 1940|
|Launched||18 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||9 Aug 1940|
|Lost||9 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||32.48N, 21.10E|
HMS Erica (Lt. Adrian Charles Cuthbert Seligman, RNR) was escorting a convoy from Benghazi to Alexandria when she struck a mine and sank off Derna in position 32º48'N, 21º10'E. There were some casualties but none fatal. The crew was picked up HMS Southern Maid. Ironically the mine field had been laid in July 1941 by the British minelaying submarine HMS Rorqual.
Commands listed for HMS Erica (K 50)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Cecil Riley, RNR||3 Aug 1940||Jul 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Adrian Charles Cuthbert Seligman, RNR||Jul 1942||9 Feb 1943|
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