HMS Tervani (4.110)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Oct 1930|
|Lost||7 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||37.22N, 06.14E|
Completed on 10 November 1930.
HMS Tervani (Skr. Frederick George Blockwell, RNR) was sunk off Cape Bougaroni, Algeria in position 37º22'N, 06º14'E by the Italian submarine Platino at 23.27 hours on 7 February 1943.
Commands listed for HMS Tervani (4.110)
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|1||T/Skr. George Douglas, RNR||1 Nov 1939||16 Sep 1940|
|2||T/Skr. John Cormack, RNR||16 Sep 1940||mid 1941|
|3||Skr. David Main Mein, DSC, RNR||9 Aug 1941||Sep 1942|
|4||Skr. Frederick George Blockwell, RNR||Sep 1942||7 Feb 1943 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Tervani include:
7 Feb 1943
Tervani was assigned to patrol and minesweeping duties in the North African theatre. In the late evening of 7 February, she was towing the French water tanker Moy Mazout under escort of the RN trawlers Achroite and Arnold Bennett when she was torpedoed off Cap Bougaroun (Algeria) by the Platino (Lt. Vittorio Patrelli-Campagnano).Tervani sank quickly, leaving only 2 survivors. The initial belief this sinking was the work of submarine Acciaio has been superseded by the archival research indicating Acciaio's target was the fast minelayer Abdiel, which reported being missed by 2 torpedoes at 2330 hrs in 37°28'N, 06°20'E.