Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Pink (K 137)

British Corvette


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NameHMS Pink (K 137)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1942 - Henry Robb Ltd, Leith 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack27 Jun 1944Nationality:      British
 
FateA total loss by unknown
Position49° 48'N, 0° 49'W - Grid BF 3618
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History Commissioned in July 1942 
Notes on event

On 27 June 1944 the corvette HMS Pink (K 137) (Cdr G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR) was hit by a Gnat from an unknown U-boat while screening the Normandy landings in the English Channel. The corvette was towed to Portsmouth where she was declared a total loss and later scrapped at Llanelly in 1947.

 
Revisions October 2015 by Rainer Kolbicz:
The discovery of the wreck of U-988 showed that it could not have been responsible for the damage of HMS Pink. It is presently not known which U-boat carried out the attack. 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

ship damaged.


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