Allied Warships

HMS Godetia (i) (K 72)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 72 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down4 Jan 1940 
Launched8 May 1940 
Commissioned15 Jul 1940 
Lost6 Sep 1940 
Loss position55° 18'N, 5° 57'W
History

HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. George Victor Legassick, RNR) was sunk in a collision with the merchant ship Marsa 3 nautical miles off Altacarry Head in position 55º18'N, 05º57'W.  

Commands listed for HMS Godetia (i) (K 72)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Victor Legassick, RNR19 May 19406 Sep 1940

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Notable events involving Godetia (i) include:


25 Aug 1940
HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) picks up the sole survivor from the British merchant Empire Merlin and six survivors from the British tanker Athelcrest, which were torpedoed by German U-boat U-48 from the convoy HX-65A east by north of Flannan Isles. The corvette then scuttled the wreck of the tanker with gunfire and later landed the survivors at Rosyth.


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