HMS Forfar (F 30)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||14 Dec 1920|
|Commissioned||6 Nov 1939|
|Lost||2 Dec 1940|
|Loss position||54° 35'N, 18° 18'W|
The British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar (F 30) lost on 2 Dec 1940 in position 54° 35'N, 18° 18'W.
Since June 1939 used as troopship.
Displacement: 16402 BRT
On 2 December 1940 HMS Forfar (Capt. Norman Arthur Cyril Hardy, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 after she had just left the convoy HX-90 bound for OB-251 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland in position 54º35'N, 18º18'W. The master, 35 officers and 136 naval ratings were lost. Three officers and 18 naval ratings were rescued by the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), the British destroyer HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and the British merchant Dunsley and landed at Oban.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Forfar|
Commands listed for HMS Forfar (F 30)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Hubert Henry de Burgh, DSO, RN||16 Sep 1939||13 Nov 1939|
|2||Capt. (retired) Henry Neville Lake, DSO, DSC, RN||13 Nov 1939||31 Jul 1940|
|3||Capt. Norman Arthur Cyril Hardy, RN||31 Jul 1940||2 Dec 1940 (+)|
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