HMS Edinburgh (16)
British Light cruiser
|Name||HMS Edinburgh (16)|
|Type:||Light cruiser (Belfast)|
|Completed||1939 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne|
|Date of attack||30 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-456 (Max-Martin Teichert)|
|Position||73° 09'N, 32° 45'E - Grid AC 5519|
|Complement||850 officers and men (60 dead and 790 survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk - UK|
|History||Completed in July 1939 |
|Notes on event|
On 2 May, the cruiser was under tow back to the Kola Inlet, when she was attacked by three German destroyers and was hit by one torpedo from Z-24. She was scuttled by a coup de grâce from HMS Foresight (H 68) (Cdr J.S.C. Salter, OBE, RN) in 71°51N/35°10E. The survivors were rescued by HMS Harrier (J 71) (Cdr E.P. Hinton, DSO, RN), HMS Niger (J 73) (Cdr A.J. Cubison, DSC, RN and HMS Hussar (J 82) (Lt R.C. Biggs, DSC, RN) and landed at Polyarnoe.
|On board||We have details of 85 people who were on board.|
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