Allied Warships

HMS Picotee (K 63)

Corvette of the Flower class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-4594

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 63 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Mar 1940 
Launched19 Jul 1940 
Commissioned5 Sep 1940 
Lost12 Aug 1941 
Loss position62.00N, 16.01W
History

HMS Picotee (Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 62º00'N, 16º01'W by U-568 during the night of 11 / 12 August 1941 while escorting convoy ONS-4. She was hit by one torpedo and sank almost immediately. There were no survivors.

More info available at this website (offsite link).  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 12 Aug 1941 by U-568 (Preuss).

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

Commands listed for HMS Picotee (K 63)

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1S.Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNRAug 194012 Aug 1941 (+)

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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