HMS Cassandra (R 62)
|Name||HMS Cassandra (R 62)|
|Completed||1944 - Yarrow (Scotstoun)|
|Date of attack||11 Dec 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-365 (Diether Todenhagen)|
|Position||71° 57'N, 32° 04'E - Grid AC 5763|
|Complement||186 officers and men (62 dead and 124 survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk (10 Dec) - Scapa Flow|
30 Jan 1943 laid down as HMS Tourmaline
On 1 Nov 1944 escorted the steam passenger ships Scythia and Empress of Australia carrying 11000 Soviets back to Murmansk after their release from Germany.
1959 completed modernisation along with the sister ship HMS Caesar and in April 1960 joined the 8th Destroyer Squadron as HMS Cassandra (D 10) stationed in the Far East.
The HMS Cassandra (R 62) earned following Battle Honour in World War 2: Arctic 1944.
|Notes on event|
On 10 Dec 1944, U-365 fired a Gnat at convoy RA-62 in grid AC 8860 and heard a detonation after 10 minutes 58 seconds, probably at the end of its run.
|On board||We have details of 73 people who were on board.|
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