HMS Bredon (T 223)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Bredon (T 223)|
|Type:||A/S trawler (Hill)|
|Completed||1942 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Date of attack||8 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-521 (Klaus Heinrich Bargsten)|
|Position||29° 49'N, 14° 05'W - Grid DH 6863|
|Complement||? men (43 dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 07.57 hours on 8 Feb 1943, U-521 fired a torpedo spread at convoy Gibr-2 and observed two columns of fire on a tanker, which sank in two minutes. Bargsten claimed one tanker and one corvette sunk and another ship damaged. In fact, only HMS Bredon (T 223) (T/Lt J.R. Fradgley, RNVR) was hit by the spread and sank immediately off the Canary Islands. The commander, two officers and 40 ratings were lost.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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