HMS Blackwood (K313)

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Navy: RN
Type: Escort Destroyer
Class: Captain 
Pennant: K 313 
Built by: Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 22 Sep, 1942 
Launched: 23 Nov, 1942 
Commissioned: 27 Mar, 1943 
Lost: 15 Jun, 1944 
Loss position: 50.07N, 02.01W
History: Leased from the US on 27 March, 1943.

On 15 June 1944, HMS Blackwood (Lt. Cdr. L.T. Sly, RNR) was on patrol as part of the 4th Escort Group in the west end of the English Channel to protect the ships of the Normandy landings, when she was hit by a Gnat from U-764 off Brittany. She foundered while under tow off Portland Bill the following day.

The wreck lies in 60 meters of water in position 5007'00"N, 0201'06"W. 

Hit by U-boat, Torpedo and Sunk on 15 Jun, 1944 by U-764 (Bremen).

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23 Nov, 1943
The German submarine U-648 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 4240'N, 2037'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN).

5 Nov, 1943
The German submarine U-600 was sunk in the North Atlantic north of Punta Delgada, in position 4031'N, 2207'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), and HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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