HMS Grafton (H89)
|Built by:||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||30 Aug, 1934|
|Launched:||18 Sep, 1935|
|Commissioned:||20 Mar, 1936|
1940 (Cdr. C. E. C. Robinson, RN.)(c 51-15'N,2-45'E)
sunk by 1 torpedo from German submarine U-62
while returning from Dunkirk fully loaded with troops, the
explosions broke her back and blew off her stern. 16 crew including
the Captain were killed, After taking off
survivors, the burning wreck was sunk by HMS Ivanhoe. Despite
being packed with troops, other vessels
took off the remaining troops and ship's company.
26 Apr, 1940
The Polish destroyer Burza and the British destroyer HMS Grafton were part of an escort of small convoy (two cargo ships and one tanker). Those vessels were sailing to Skjel Fjord, Norway where an Allied supply base was located.
27 May, 1940