HMS Blackwood (K 313)
|Name||HMS Blackwood (K 313)|
|Completed||1943 - Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-764 (Hanskurt von Bremen)|
|Position||50° 07'N, 2° 15'W - Grid BF 2622|
|Complement||156 officers and men (58 dead and 98 survivors).|
Laid down as unnamed American destroyer escort (DE 4) of the Evarts-class, completed for the Royal Navy as frigate HMS Blackwood (K 313).
The frigate participated in the sinkings of U-648 and U-600.
|Notes on event|
On 15 June 1944, HMS Blackwood (K 313) (LtCdr L.T. Sly, RNR) was on patrol as part of the 4th Escort Group in the west end of the English Channel to protect the ships of the Normandy landings, when she was hit by a Gnat from U-764 off Brittany. She foundered while under tow off Portland Bill the following day.
|On board||We have details of 61 people who were on board.|
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