Frederick George Blockwell, RNR
|Birth details unknown|
|Died ||7 Feb 1943||HMT Tervani|
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Warship Commands listed for Frederick George Blockwell, RNR
|HMS Curtana (FY 674)||Skr.||MS Trawler||6 Dec 1939||mid 1940|
|HMS Laurel (T 29)||Skr.||MS Trawler||18 May 1940||15 Jan 1941|
|HMS Curtana (FY 674)||Skr.||MS Trawler||2 Sep 1940||16 Oct 1940|
|HMS Almandine (FY 645)||Skr.||MS Trawler||1 Feb 1941||23 Jun 1942|
|HMS Tervani (4.110)||Skr.||MS Trawler||Sep 1942||7 Feb 1943 (+)|
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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 The initial belief this sinking was the work of submarine Acciaio has been superseded by the archival research indicating Acciaio's target was the fast minelayer Abdiel, which reported being missed by 2 torpedoes at 2330 hrs in 37°28'N, 06°20'E.
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