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 
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).
RouteGibraltar - Oran 
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.

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On boardWe have details of 67 people who were on board

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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