HMS Blean (L 47)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||22 Feb 1941|
|Launched||15 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1942|
|Lost||11 Dec 1942|
|Loss position||35° 55'N, 1° 50'W|
HMS Blean (Lt. Norman John Parker, RN) was sunk about 60 nautical miles west of Oran, Algeria in position 35º55'N, 01º50'W by a torpedo from the German submarine U-443. 89 members of her crew went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Blean|
Commands listed for HMS Blean (L 47)
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|1||Lt. Norman John Parker, RN||20 Jul 1942||11 Dec 1942|
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Notable events involving Blean include:
17 Sep 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN), HMS Blean (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO, RN). (1)
19 Sep 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO, RN), HMS Blean (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN), HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, DSO, RN) and HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/17241
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.