HMS Godetia (i) (K 72)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||4 Jan 1940|
|Launched||8 May 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Jul 1940|
|Lost||6 Sep 1940|
|Loss position||55° 18'N, 5° 57'W|
The British corvette HMS Godetia (i) (K 72) lost on 6 Sep 1940 in position 55° 18'N, 5° 57'W.
HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. George Victor Legassick, RNR) was sunk in a collision with the merchant ship Marsa 3 nautical miles off Altacarry Head in position 55º18'N, 05º57'W.
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Victor Legassick, RNR||19 May 1940||6 Sep 1940|
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Notable events involving Godetia (i) include:
1 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR), HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (1)
25 Aug 1940
HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) picks up the sole survivor from the British merchant Empire Merlin and six survivors from the British tanker Athelcrest, which were torpedoed by German U-boat U-48 from the convoy HX-65A east by north of Flannan Isles. The corvette then scuttled the wreck of the tanker with gunfire and later landed the survivors at Rosyth.
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)