HMS Hythe (J 194)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1940|
|Launched||4 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Mar 1942|
|Lost||11 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||37° 04'N, 5° 00'E|
At 01.09 hours on 11 October 1943 HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. Leslie Beara Miller, RN) was torpedoed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria in position 37º04'N, 05º00'E by the German submarine U-371.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Hythe|
|Former name||HMS Banff|
Commands listed for HMS Hythe (J 194)
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|1||Lt. Leslie Beara Miller, RN||1 Feb 1942||11 Oct 1943 (+)|
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Notable events involving Hythe include:
26 Sep 1942
HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (also 4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Adriatic.
Before proceeding on patrol practice attacks were made on HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN).
No daily positions are known for this period so no map can be displayed. (1)
- ADM 199/1839
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.