HMS Chanticleer (U 05)
|Name||HMS Chanticleer (U 05)|
|Type:||Sloop (Modified Black Swan)|
|Completed||1943 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Date of attack||18 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||40° 06'N, 19° 48'W - Grid CF 53|
|Complement||? men (29 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Freetown (2 Nov) - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in March 1943 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.24 hours on 18 Nov 1943, HMS Chanticleer (U 05) (LtCdr R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN) was struck by a Gnat from U-515 near the combined convoy MKS-30/SL-139 about 250 miles east-northeast of San Miguel, Azores. The sloop was towed to Ponta Delgado, where she was declared a total loss. In December 1943 the hulk was towed to Horta by HMS Salveda and used as base ship Lusitania II for RN personnel. 1946 sold for scrap and broken up at Lisbon.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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