Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Birmingham (19)

British Light cruiser

HMS Birmingham (19) in 1943

NameHMS Birmingham (19)
Type:Light cruiser (Southampton)
Tonnage9,100 tons
Completed1937 - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack28 Nov 1943Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-407 (Ernst-Ulrich BrĂ¼ller)
Position33° 05'N, 21° 43'E - Grid CO 54
Complement? men (27 dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in November 1937 
Notes on event

At 11.17 hours on 28 Nov 1943, HMS Birmingham (19) (Capt H.W. Williams, RN) was torpedoed and very seriously damaged by U-407 off the coast of Cyrenaica. The cruiser managed to reach Alexandria, where temporary repairs were carried out. In June 1944, she sailed to the USA for permanent repairs and returned to service in November 1944.

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On boardWe have details of 31 people who were on board

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