Allied Warships

HMS Chanticleer (U 05)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-7852

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassModified Black Swan 
PennantU 05 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down6 Jun 1941 
Launched24 Sep 1942 
Commissioned29 Mar 1943 
End service 
Loss position40° 06'N, 19° 48'W

At 15.24 hours on 18 November 1943 HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Bristowe, DSO, RN) was struck by a Gnat from the German submarine U-515 east of the Azores in position 40º06'N, 19º48'W near the combined convoys MKS-30 and SL-139. The sloop was towed to the Azores, where she was declared a total loss. She was renamed Lusitania on 31 December 1943. The ship was hulked and used as store ship until 1946 and then scrapped.  

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 18 Nov 1943 by U-515 (Henke).

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Commands listed for HMS Chanticleer (U 05)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Bristowe, DSO, RN12 Jan 1943Dec 1943

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