Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Veteran (D 72)

British Destroyer

Photo courtesy of Mark Teadham

NameHMS Veteran (D 72)
Type:Destroyer (Admiralty V&W)
Tonnage1,120 tons
Completed1919 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack26 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)
Position54° 34'N, 25° 44'W - Grid AL 5472
Complement235 officers and men (235 dead - no survivors)
RouteSt. John’s (21 Sep) – Liverpool 
History Completed in November 1919 
Notes on event

At 10.36 hours on 26 Sep 1942, U-404 fired a spread of three torpedoes at a destroyer near convoy RB-1 and heard two detonations on the vessel and a third later and thought that they had hit another ship in convoy. However, HMS Veteran (D 72) (LtCdr T.H. Garwood, RN) was apparently hit by two torpedoes and sank immediately with all hands. The commander, eight officers and 150 ratings were lost. The destroyer had picked up 47 survivors from Boston, 28 survivors from New York and the chief officer of the British steam merchant New Bedford.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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