Allied Warships

HMS Chanticleer (U 05)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class


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

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
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

The British sloop HMS Chanticleer (U 05) lost on in position 40° 06'N, 19° 48'W.

History

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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Notable events involving Chanticleer include:


12 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN) and HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN). (1)

13 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR) and HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR), HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. G.W. Slough, RANVR). (1)

11 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with USS Greene (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Lewis, USN), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), USS Lea (Lt.Cdr. D.I. Thomas, USN) and USS Osmond Ingram (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Sampson, USN).

Upon completion of the exercises Upstart departed Lough Foyle for Holy Loch escorted by HMS Chanticleer. (2)

17 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17923
  2. ADM 173/18373
  3. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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