Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Maaløy (J 136)

British M/S trawler

HMS Maaløy (J 136) under her former name Globe VI. Photo courtesy of Peter Greaves

NameHMS Maaløy (J 136)
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage249 tons
Completed1935 - A/S Moss Værft & Dokk, Moss 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack27 Mar 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-510 (Alfred Eick)
Position5° 25'N, 77° 32'E - Grid LC 6659
Complement26 (26 dead - no survivors)
RouteAddu, Maldives Islands - Colombo 
History Completed in September 1935 as Norwegian whaler Globe VI for Melsom & Melsom, Larvik. In April 1941 hired by the Royal Navy and used as M/S trawler HMS Globe VI (J 136). On 30 Jul 1941, transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy in Capetown and later renamed HNoMS Maaløy. On 12 Jun 1942, returned to the Royal Navy as HMS Maaløy (J 136) and stationed in Karachi as part of the Minesweeping Group 177 in the Eastern Fleet. 
Notes on event

On 27 March 1944, HMS Maaløy (J 136) (T/Lt F.J. Perkins, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-510 off Ceylon. The commander, 23 crew members and at least two passengers (FltLt Donald E. Walker and Maldivian chief minister Hassan Fareed) were lost.

On boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

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