Ships hit by U-boats

FFL L´Enjoue (W 44)

French Corvette

FFL L´Enjoue (W 44) under her former name USS PC-482

NameFFL L´Enjoue (W 44)
Type:Corvette (PC-461)
Tonnage335 tons
Completed1942 - Defoe Shipbuilding Co, Bay City MI 
OwnerFree French Navy 
Date of attack9 Jan 1945Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-870 (Ernst Hechler)
Position35° 56'N, 5° 49'W - Grid CG 9591
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteGibraltar (9 Jan) - Casablanca 
History Commissioned in April 1942 as submarine chaser USS PC-482 in the US Navy and used as convoy escort in the Carribean. On 15 Jul 1944, transferred to the Free French Navy at Casablanca, Morocco, reclassified as corvette and renamed FFL L´Enjoue (W 44)
Notes on event

At 17.15 hours on 9 Jan 1945, FFL L´Enjoue (W 44) was hit by a Gnat from U-870 while escorting convoy GC-107 and sank off Cape Spartel.

On boardWe have details of 59 people who were on board

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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