Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Blean (L 47)

British Destroyer

NameHMS Blean (L 47)
Type:Destroyer (Hunt Type III)
Tonnage1,087 tons
Completed1942 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack11 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-443 (Konstantin von Puttkamer)
Position35° 55'N, 1° 50'W - Grid CH 7675
Complement183 officers and men (89 dead and 94 survivors).
History HMS Blean (L 47) was completed in August 1942 
Notes on event

At 16.25 hours on 11 Dec 1942, U-443 hit HMS Blean (L 47) (Lt N.J. Parker, RN) with one torpedo. Puttkamer thought that the second torpedo fired at 16.27 hours damaged a steamer in convoy KMF-4, but it hit the destroyer as well. The vessel sank by the stern within four minutes 11 miles 260° off Oran. Eight officers and 86 ratings were picked up by HMS Wishart (D 67) (Cdr H.G. Scott, RN).

On boardWe have details of 91 people who were on board

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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