Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Puckeridge (L 108)

British Destroyer



Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-13926

NameHMS Puckeridge (L 108)
Type:Destroyer (Hunt Type II)
Tonnage1,050 tons
Completed1941 - J.S. White & Co, Cowes 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack6 Sep 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)
Position36° 06'N, 4° 44'W - Grid CG 96
Complement191 officers and men (62 dead and 129 survivors).
Convoy
RouteGibraltar - Oran 
Cargo 
History Completed in July 1941 
Notes on event

Around 20.15 hours on 6 Sep 1943, HMS Puckeridge (L 108) (Lt J.C. Cartwright, DSC, RN) was hit by two of four torpedoes fired by U-617 and sank within 8 minutes about 40 miles east of Gibraltar. The destroyer was en route alone taking important messages to Oran.

 
More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 67 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Puckeridge (L 108).

ship sunk.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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