Allied Warships

HMS Blean (L 47)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 47 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down22 Feb 1941 
Launched15 Jan 1942 
Commissioned23 Aug 1942 
Lost11 Dec 1942 
Loss position35° 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
Sunk on 11 Dec 1942 by U-443 (Puttkamer).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Blean

Commands listed for HMS Blean (L 47)

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1Lt. Norman John Parker, RN20 Jul 194211 Dec 1942

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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