HMS Chanticleer (U 05)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||6 Jun 1941|
|Launched||24 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Mar 1943|
|Loss position||40° 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
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Chanticleer|
Commands listed for HMS Chanticleer (U 05)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Bristowe, DSO, RN||12 Jan 1943||Dec 1943|
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