Broadway H90 Decommissioned and sold for scrap in May
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)
HMS Broadway arrived at Belfast 24 October 1940, where she joined the 11th
Escort Group, Western Approaches Command, with whom she engaged in
escorting numerous convoys. On 9 May, with the help of destroyer HMS
Bulldog and corvette HMS Aubretia, she captured German submarine U-110
between Iceland and Greenland. On the previous night, the U-boat had crept
in to attack Broadway's convoy but was prevented from surfacing by the
strong destroyer escort. She continued to shadow the Allied ships until
early in the afternoon watch when she launched three torpedoes from
periscope depth. HMS Broadway and her fellow escorts promptly
counterattacked and forced her to surface where she surrendered.
Unfortunately the prize sank while in tow to port but only after her
captors had recovered documents of great value and importance. During 1942
and 1943 Broadway continued to escort Atlantic convoys. On 12 May 1943 she
joined frigate HMS Lagan and aircraft from escort carrier HMS Biter in
destroying another German submarine, U-89, which was sunk northeast of the
Azores. After refitting at Belfast in September 1943 HMS Broadway became a
target ship for aircraft and served as such at Rosyth in Scotland until
the war ended in Europe. In May 1945 she left Rosyth for Northern Norway
with one of the occupation forces. At Narvik, Norway, she took charge of a
convoy of German submarines which was sailing to Trondheim.
Decommissioned and sold for scrap in May 1948.