HMS Blean (L 47)
|Name||HMS Blean (L 47)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Hunt Type III)|
|Completed||1942 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Date of attack||11 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-443 (Konstantin von Puttkamer)|
|Position||35° 55'N, 1° 50'W - Grid CH 7675|
|Complement||183 officers and men (89 dead and 94 survivors).|
|History||HMS Blean (L 47) was completed in August 1942 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.25 hours on 11 Dec 1942, U-443 hit HMS Blean (L 47) (Lt N.J. Parker, RN) with one torpedo. Puttkamer thought that the second torpedo fired at 16.27 hours damaged a steamer in convoy KMF-4, but it hit the destroyer as well. The vessel sank by the stern within four minutes 11 miles 260° off Oran. Eight officers and 86 ratings were picked up by HMS Wishart (D 67) (Cdr H.G. Scott, RN).
|On board||We have details of 91 people who were on board.|
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