Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Manners (K 568)

British Frigate

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NameHMS Manners (K 568)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,300 tons
Completed1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack26 Jan 1945Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-1051 (Heinrich von Holleben)
Position53° 18'N, 5° 13'W - Grid AM 92
Complement100 officers and men (43 dead and 57 survivors).
History Laid down as unnamed destroyer escort (DE 523) of the Evarts-class for the US Navy, completed in December 1943 as frigate HMS Manners (K 568) for the Royal Navy. 
Notes on event

At 10.42 hours on 26 January 1945 HMS Manners (K 568) (A/Cdr J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN) was hit by one torpedo from U-1051 about 21 miles 280° from Holyhead in the Irish Sea. The U-boat was sunk in the counter-attack of several escorts from the 4th and 5th Escort Group. The frigate broke in two after the hit, the stern sank with the loss of four officers and 39 ratings, while 15 others were injured. The forepart of the vessel was towed into Barrow-in-Furness and was declared a total loss. On 12 December 1946 the wreck was sold to a Greek ship breaker and scrapped 1947 in Piræus, Greece.

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