Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Hurricane (H 06)

British Destroyer

NameHMS Hurricane (H 06)
Type:Destroyer (Havant)
Tonnage1,340 tons
Completed1940 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack24 Dec 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-415 (Kurt Neide)
Position45° 10'N, 22° 05'W - Grid BE 7321
Complement? men (5 dead and ? survivors).
History Laid down as Japarua for the Brazilian Navy, requsitioned by the Royal Navy on 4 Sep 1939 and commissioned in June 1940 as HMS Hurricane (H 06)
Notes on event

At 20.57 hours on 24 Dec 1943, HMS Hurricane (H 06) (Cdr C.E.E. Paterson, RN) was hit by one Gnat from U-415 northeast of the Azores. The destroyer served with the 1st Escort Group escorting the combined convoy OS-62/KMS-36 and supporting the task force of USS Card (CVE 11). The ship remained afloat after heavy gear was jettisoned, but had to be sunk the next day by a torpedo from HMS Watchman (D 26) (LtCdr G.H.D. Williams, RN) after HMS Glenarm (K 258) took off the crew.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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